Investment Director (with Partnership Prospects)

Anthem Asia - Expires on Nov 06, 2018
  • Country
  • Location
  • Job Type
  • Experience
  • Eligibility
  • Myanmar
  • Not specified
  • Permanent - Full Time
  • 10+ years
  • Open to local
Function
Accounting / Finance
Job Category
Banking / Financial Services
Salary
Not specified

Job Description

Anthem Asia, an independent investment and advisory group building sustainable businesses in Myanmar, seeks a Myanmar-speaking INVESTMENT DIRECTOR to be based in Yangon. 

The successful candidate will play a key role in the success of Anthem Asia Myanmar SME Venture Fund, the first of a series of Anthem Asia funds to provide growth and expansion capital to Myanmar-based firms keen to establish themselves as market leaders. Anthem Asia Myanmar SME Venture Fund follows a “finance-first with implied impact” philosophy. 

This role is an excellent opportunity for an exceptional individual with a strong finance or commercial background who wants to develop a private equity expertise in this exciting frontier market. This key position requires someone with energy, commitment and a willingness to handle the professional and personal challenges of being part of a small team in a challenging environment. 

There is the potential to become an equity partner in this fund management business.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Sourcing/originating deals; managing market studies; modelling and valuation of investment opportunities; presenting to the investment committee;
  • Providing industry insights and latest trends to help Anthem Asia make sound investment decisions;
  • Managing commercial and other due diligence, structuring and negotiations;
  • Monitoring post-execution, devising and managing ways to improve operations and value;
  • Managing and guiding the Anthem Asia investment team including analysts and associates;
  • Representing Anthem Asia on boards of investee companies;
  • Working with senior Anthem Asia leaders in relations with stakeholders and investors;
  • Deputizing for senior Anthem Asia leaders to ensure day-to-day issues are handled effectively; and
  • Deputizing for senior Anthem Asia leaders to attend events and meetings and present Anthem Asia professionally.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 10+ years of solid work experience in a finance or commercial environments, preferably in a PE, venture capital, M&A, corporate finance or investment setting;
  • Experience desirable in one or more of the following sectors: consumer, business services, agri-business, F&B, education and training, healthcare, travel and tourism, entertainment services;
  • Experience in complex financial and corporate transactions such as M&As and joint ventures;
  • An understanding of the importance of providing on-going operational guidance and mentoring to the management of investee companies;
  • Proven analytical capabilities as well a flexible mind set to see solutions in a fast-changing investment environment;
  • A commitment to best practices in transparency and good corporate governance, including ESG, gender and diversity targets;
  • Good academic/professional qualifications in a business-, finance-, economics-related field or equivalent experience;
  • Native written and spoken Myanmar language;
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English;
  • Cross-cultural communications skills;
  • Strong communication skills in areas such as negotiations and influence and consensus building involving either internal or external stakeholders and audiences, representing an organization in public settings including presentations, conferences and media interviews;
  • Highly entrepreneurial, passion for knowledge, drive for excellence, business savvy, creative, high integrity, flexible, professional maturity;
  • A strong desire to work closely with SMEs and  entrepreneurs;
  • A team-oriented approach and an ability to interact productively within a diverse small company environment;
  • The ability to work independently and to meet deadlines; and
  • A sense of humour for when things don’t go the way they are planned.

We offer
  • Incentivised remuneration—with an emphasis on longer-term results; and
  • Potential to become a partner in the business.

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Anthem Asia

We are an independent investment and advisory group building sustainable businesses in Myanmar. Our Myanmar-based team delivers a unique blend of capital, advice and expertise. We’re investing in ...

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