Director of Financial Institution Investments

WaterEquity is seeking a Director of Financial Institution Investments to lead one of its two principal businesses: investing in emerging markets financial institutions to expand access to financing for water and sanitation. The Director will be responsible for strategy, management of a global team, portfolio development, and oversight of multiple investment vehicles. WaterEquity’s financial institutions investment portfolio includes loans to a variety of different types of financial institutions in emerging markets, to support two types of water and sanitation lending:

  1. Retail lending to households for water and sanitation via housing, home improvement, or dedicated water and sanitation loan products.
  2. SME lending to utilities and corporates delivering water and sanitation products or services.

The Director will lead a small, but growing, global team currently comprised of five investment professionals and coordinate with a larger investment management team of 15 people. This is a newly created position in a growing business. The ideal candidate will be able to quickly take over leadership of the financial institutions team and two active investment funds, expand the existing $105m portfolio, and recommend long-term strategies for growth. S/he will have a global outlook and proven ability to invest successfully in emerging markets. S/he will have an ambitious, entrepreneurial mindset, excellent communications skills, and a pacesetting management style.

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