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Nature of Business:

Chief Executive Officer
An independent philanthropic trust
Cape Town

Company Background:

As the Partner of a significant privately owned investment management firm, the Trust's business is to provide venture capital financing to qualifying business and social entrepreneurial ventures in South Africa.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the incumbent will have responsibility and authority to lead the development and operation of the company in conjunction with the Board in order to:

Key areas of activity:

  • implement detailed strategic, operational and financial plans for business and social entrepreneurship in accordance with the trust deed and the company's core values
  • operate in conformance with the company's trust deed, as well as with all relevant laws, agreements and Board resolutions

Key Attributes Required:

  • Graduate, possibly with a commercial, financial or legal specialisation. A Master of Business Administration degree would be advantageous
  • A minimum of ten years' relevant experience as a senior officer in the area of investment management, business and/or social entrepreneurship or corporate social investment within a development finance institution, other type of financial institution, foundation or similar/other organisation with centres of business and/or social entrepreneurship

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