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Investment Director, Corporate Venture Capital

New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Roles & Responsibilities:

Executing the investment strategy:

Set and refine investment strategy by helping define the focus of investments, financing, and exit strategy to manage portfolio companies
Represent EDECS in the venture capital and entrepreneurial community

Building up the Portfolio of companies:

Establish and maintain academic/ construction/ VC network by gaining visibility, trust, and respect within those communities
Establish and manage an efficient evaluation and tracking process
Scout and screen an adequate number of investment opportunities, with the main focus on game-changing potential
Select an adequate number of excellent investment opportunities for in-depth evaluation
Proactively network to identify new opportunities as well as build a network of trusted, top-tier co-investors. Regularly provide updates to executives and key stakeholders on the overall health of the Portfolio

In-depth evaluation and investment decision/ realization:

Conduct high-quality, in-depth evaluations, with main focus on Scientific Concept, Management Team and Business terms, and adequate positioning within the existing Portfolio (Portfolio management)
Actively contribute to negotiations with target companies and potential co-investors, including negotiation of terms sheet
Prepare all necessary documents for the Management Committee and the Investment Committee for an investment decision

Represent EDECS as Director on the board of portfolio companies, guide and refine the strategy and development of those companies to achieve successful returns on investments


Create strategic options for the future of the EDECS:

Propose new strategic directions for the EDECS based on i) the acquisition of selected individual portfolio companies and ii) increasing awareness within the corporation of new therapy concepts and businesses

Requirements

  • A Master's degree from an accredited institution in Construction, engineering, business, finance or other relevant area required

  • Five plus (5+) years of hands-on experience in construction/engineering is required

  • One to two (1-2) years demonstrated venture capital investing or business development experience desired

  • Background in or knowledge of technology trends in Construction required

  • Some experience with startup companies, venture capitalists, commercial partnerships, or incubators required

  • Capability to create and maintain business relationships

  • Strong data, analytics, technology experience, and understanding

  • Superior analytical skills

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to think creatively, work in a casual and dynamic global team environment

  • History of successful performance

  • Proficiency in MS Office, Outlook, and database applications

  • Ability to travel (may include overnight travel)

About the Company

During the last 26 years, EDECS has become a significant player in marine constructions, infrastructure, large-scale earthworks, water treatment plants, water desalination plants, railways, roads, and bridges in Egypt.

Over 6.5 billion Egyptian Pounds ($415 million) worth of projects have been completed & delivered, with a further over 10 billion Egyptian Pounds ($ 640 million) backlogs of projects to be completed in 2021.

​We extended our operations to Saudi Arabia and plan to expand further across the Middle East and North Africa.