- Industry: Venture Capital & Private Equity
- Employment type: Full-time
- Experience: Mid-Senior level
- Job function: Management,Project Management
The African Economic Revolution Fund (AERF) is looking for a Director to head its Lagos Innovation Centre. The Innovation Centre will be one of the largest accelerators of stat-ups in Africa and the first corporate innovation centre in Nigeria. It will fund over a period three years sixty highly innovative African start-ups that have the potential to revolutionize African economics. The Innovation Centre will run two innovation programmes per year of approximately five months each, hosting each 10 start-ups.
AERF is looking for a Director to head the Lagos Innovation Centre. The Director will report to AERF’s Chief Catalyst Officer and will be based in Lagos. Her/ his primary responsibility will be to manage the Lagos Innovation Centre, including the recruitment of start-ups, the successful implementation of each programme, managing mentors, making investments, on-going reporting and the administration of the Lagos Innovation Centre. An associate and an events manager will report to the Director.
The Director needs to have a strong corporate finance background with at least five years of experience acquired at a private equity firm, an investment bank, a consultancy firm or an accounting firm. The Director needs to have a passion for innovation and technology, and a desire to have an impact. She / he needs to have an experience in working with / mentoring start-ups.
Start-date: between Nov 15, 2017 and Dec 1, 2017
Submit application to firstname.lastname@example.org