Managing Director for an Equity Investment company – Kenya

Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGO’s in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client, and International company, focusing on equity investments in early-stage SMEs with ticket sizes between € 100,00 and € 500,000 is looking for a driven and entrepreneurial (MD) for its offices in Kenya.  The successful candidates will be responsible for the strategic direction and vision of the company in Kenya as well as for the day-to-day operations. He/She will drive its commercial success by growing the company’s revenues and profitability through activities that directly contribute to the company’s overall objective. In addition, he/she will work in close collaboration with the portfolio companies, partners and other ecosystem players. As the MD, the goal is to increase the value of the companies investment portfolio, while at the same time strengthening the business model for in Kenya. Previous experience as an entrepreneur is an added advantage.


Key Requirements

  • Providing leadership by developing a long-term strategic direction which is aligned with the company’s overall mission and vision
  • Implementing strategies and allocating resources to achieve the set objectives
  • Responsible for the commercial results in Kenya
  • Overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the country office
  • Managing and reporting the company’s finances in close collaboration with the contracted accounting firm Pipeline Development and Portfolio management
  • Overseeing and managing the scouting and assessment of potential SMEs
  • Responsible for quarterly monitoring of the portfolio both in terms of financials and impact performance
  • Initiating and developing new business concepts and opportunities in close collaboration with the portfolio companies, partners, donors and other ecosystem players
  • Empowering entrepreneurs to increase their social and environmental impact by connecting them to relevant development partners and developing public-private partnerships
  • Building and maintaining strategic partnerships and networks and using them for information, support and cooperation purposes
  • Developing, fundraising and implementing programs both on a country and global level that support the organization’s strategic goals


  • Bachelors degree in a relevant feel. Masters is an added advantage
  • More than 8 years of relevant work experience in the impact investments space
  • Proven entrepreneurial mindset, proactive, risk-taker, strong business acumen
  • Good leadership skills, experience in working in an international environment
  • A proven track record in developing business opportunities and building partnerships
  • Result and impact-driven, proven commercial results
  • Excellent commercial and communicative skills
  • Strong problem solving skills and network capabilities
  • Strong negotiation and decision making skills
  • Committed and well connected

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Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Location: Kenya
Career Level: Executive level
Job Type: Full Time
Deadline for applications: 17/09/2023