Director, Innovation Centre – AERF

Director, Innovation Centre – AERF

  • Industry: Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Employment type: Full-time
  • Experience: Mid-Senior level
  • Job function: Management,Project Management

Job description

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 careers@aerf.ventures

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