GreenMax is currently seeking to select a proven finance professional with deep Africa experience to lead G4A during its inaugural period and beyond. The Managing Director is the key hire for G4A and will have full bottom line and operational responsibility for G4A, managing its staff and Investment Committee and reporting to its Board of Directors.
GreenMax always seeks the most talented and appropriate professionals for key positions without a focus on highly prescriptive background and experience requirements. G4A is a landmark facility that will be closely watched in the energy access sector and is widely expected to have major impact. Therefore, we will be looking for a seasoned manager who has shown capability to start-up, guide and grow financing and/or risk mitigation instruments in Sub Saharan Africa, who is at the same time open-minded to new ideas, structures and innovation in order to achieve impact. Experience working with African FIs and specialized lenders will be essential. Individuals who have worked with ICs and Boards composed of Development Finance Institutions will have an advantage. Understanding of the energy access space will be highly desirable. More generally, the ideal candidate will have strong leadership, communication, business development and negotiation skills and should be able to write extremely well in English. As roughly half of G4A’s target market will be in Francophone countries, an ability to work in French will give the best qualified candidates an edge.
This position will be full time and based in our office in Lagos. Some travel is anticipated throughout Africa, although the G4A team will have regional representation to originate FI relationships in our target countries. For full transparency, fundraising for G4A is still underway. At this moment in time, the intent is to be operational sometime during Q2 2021. Although a precise hiring date has not been set, we have elected to begin the recruitment process now.
GreenMax is dedicated to the principle that its operations in emerging markets should be led by teams largely made up of indigenous professionals. Therefore, for this position, nationals of countries in Sub Saharan Africa are strongly urged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer committed to gender inclusion, we also fully encourage female applicants.