March 29, 2021
Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and professional impact investor. We build a sustainable world by investing in responsible and profitable businesses in developing countries.
Each year we invest 200–250 million euros in 20–30 projects, emphasising renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, financial institutions, and digital infrastructure & solutions. Today Finnfund’s investments and commitments total about 957 million euros, half of them in Africa. The company has about 90 employees.
Do you want to help shape global sustainable development? Would you like to be part of our growth and success?
We are now looking for an
Investment Manager, Digital Infrastructure and Solutions
for a full-time, permanent position in Helsinki.
What you will be doing
You will be responsible for identifying and developing new investment projects and managing client relations.
Digital Infrastructure and Solutions (DIS) is a newly established team within the investment function. DIS invests in profitable and high impact businesses within the emerging markets digital value chain, focusing on rural connectivity, access to data, and digital solutions that increase productivity and improve access to products and services. As an Investment Manager, you will be responsible for originating, developing, and executing new investment opportunities in the DIS sector. Part of the role is to manage the existing investment portfolio with the team.
You will be working closely with clients, co-investors, financial advisors, and other stakeholders within the emerging markets investment community and play a key part in the development of the DIS investment pipeline and portfolio.
You will be working closely with other members of the investment team and with colleagues from other internal functions such as environmental & social, development impact, and legal.
As Finnfund acts as an advisor and sole source for investments to the OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I, you are expected to work with the Fund Managers of the Fund.
The key areas of responsibility include:
- Originating new investment opportunities and executing investments
- Leading the project team throughout the entire investment cycle, including pre-investment evaluation, preparation of investment committee materials, negotiations, structuring, and documentation
- Monitoring the development of digital infrastructure and solutions sectors in Finnfund’s target countries
- Actively participating in marketing of Finnfund and participating in relevant investment conferences, often as a speaker or panelist
- Building and maintaining relationships with investees, co-financers, and other stakeholders
- Developing internal skills and capabilities in digital infrastructure and solution spaces
What you will bring along
An ideal candidate should have a master’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 5 years of applicable professional experience from investment or corporate banking, management consultancy, PE or VC fund, or from a relevant corporate function with telecom and/or technology sector focus and demonstrated expertise in corporate finance. Excellent writing and communication skills in English are a prerequisite, while fluency in other languages and international investment experience are considered an asset.
Who we are looking for
A successful candidate for this position is a proactive, flexible, and independent worker with strong teamwork skills. We are looking for a candidate with strong communication and negotiation skills, who is social, results-oriented, and not afraid of challenges. The position requires some amount of travel in Finnfund’s target countries (once it is safe to do so after the COVID-19 pandemic).
What’s in it for you
We are based in Helsinki. Corporate responsibility is a core value for us as an employer. We advance and monitor equality and encourage our employees to carry out continuous learning and professional improvement. Employee’s well-being, work-life balance and job satisfaction are important to us. Finnfund offers its employees’ health care services that go beyond what the law requires, and we support our people’s sports and cultural activities. Through this, Finnfund motivates its employees to take care of their well-being and health.
Get in touch
For more information about the position, please contact Mr. Jussi Ahonen, Senior Investment Manager, tel. +358 50 566 4653 preferably on March 31st between 3 pm and 5 pm or on April 6th between 9 am and 11 am. During other times, Nina Kalajoki, MPS recruitment consultant, will respond to enquiries at +358 20 746 9413.
We look forward to receiving your application by April 11th, 2021 at the latest. Please attach your CV and salary request with your application via the application button.
We encourage applications from qualified individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities.