We are looking for an exceptional leader who shares our motivation and drive. As Head of Capital Markets, you will assume high levels of responsibility to grow this important business unit to the next level, contribute to Open Capital’s strategy as a member of our global senior management team, and act as a thought-leader in the sector globally. Our team is energetic and driven and has now reached a scale where we can achieve transformative impact in Africa and on the global stage. We seek candidates with the following experience:
10+ years of combined transaction experience at a fund, investment bank, financial advisory firm, or corporate – with a strong preference for candidates with Africa-focused experience and networks;
Experience in building and coaching effective teams at top professional services firms or equivalent;
Vision and confidence to build a truly pan-African financial advisory platform, and creativity to co-create new ideas with senior clients globally to influence large flows of capital;
Ability to present and articulate complex information in an insightful, compelling and structured way;
Ability to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, e.g. leading transactions, when necessary;
Native or fluent English language skills are required with preference for additional languages such as French and Portuguese;
Location flexible; for roles not based full-time in Nairobi or Kampala, frequent travel expected to engage fully with our team and clients
As Head of Capital Markets, you will assume a senior leadership role on our team, contributing to key firm decisions, growth planning, and strategic internal priorities. You will also lead a high-impact team of ex-private equity professionals within Capital Markets to lead and grow our portfolio of work and client relationships, and act as a thought leader globally for major investor and development partner clients. For business clients in Africa, you will lead the Capital Markets team to originate and execute capital raise transactions across a range of high-growth industries and client types, including some of the most innovative deals in Africa in sectors including energy access, fintech, agribusiness, water, education and healthcare. Examples of our past work have included raising equity for venture capital-stage companies, structuring new debt vehicles for large off-grid energy companies, serving as a thought partner for donors on structures for $billions of private sector aid flows, and creating social impact bonds, among others.
: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience
: 10 years
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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