Interview with Incofin in ‘Spore Magazine’ about agricultural impact funds in Africa

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Incofin is pleased to share with you an interview with Loïc De Cannière, Managing Partner & Founder at Incofin IM in the “Spore” magazine from May 2019 about agricultural impact funds in Africa.

Interview with Incofin in ‘Spore Magazine’ about agricultural impact funds in Africa

Incofin is pleased to share with you an interview with Loïc De Cannière, Managing Partner & Founder at Incofin IM in the “Spore” magazine from May 2019 about agricultural impact funds in Africa.

Africa

Investments in African agriculture today are more popular then ever. Development agencies and private sector investors are working to fill the agrifinance gap in Africa by investing in agricultural investment funds. Agricultural investments have become government priorities and are a more profitable proposition for private sector investors, due to food shortages and rising food prices.  Loïc De Cannière, discusses the challenges that blended funds are facing, why agriculture is an attractive focus for private sector players and how Incofin Investment Management’s Fairtrade Access Fund (FAF) contributes to the sector.

Read the full article here.

Vacancy: Investment Manager Agrofinance

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To strengthen our team we are looking for an Investment Manager Agrofinance for Africa. The person will be based out of the Antwerp, Belgium office, or Nairobi, Kenyan office, according to preference.

Investment Manager Agrofinance

To strengthen our team we are looking for an Investment Manager Agrofinance for Africa. The person will be based out of the Antwerp, Belgium office, or Nairobi, Kenyan office, according to preference.

Assignments

  • Identify investment debt prospects in Africa in the agro value chain and with a special focus towards companies or association related to smallholder’s farmers.
  • Lead the due diligence of possible prospects with the purpose of preparing an investment proposal to the investment committee.
  • Lead the negotiations of investment conditions looking forward in obtaining the best return on investment for the funds.
  • Present and defend proposals before the investment committees to obtain its approval.
  • Lead the closing of transactions, together with the legal area (contracts), to assure that the conditions agreed are included in the documents.
  • Lead the investment monitoring in order to assure quality in the investment portfolio and the credit repayment.
  • Monitor the investment debt pipeline in order to assure the execution of the portfolio goals.

Key skills/competencies:

  • Master´s degree in finance or economics with specialty in agro or Agronomist with special degree in finance
  • Technical domain of debt / loan investment
  • Bilingual in English & French (a must)
  • Good IT user skills (excellent knowledge of MS Office)
  • 4 to 5 years of experience in working in the agricultural value chain ideally in investments and/or Technical assistance. Deep knowledge of the African agriculture context.

Important notice: Only candidates fulfilling these criteria will be contacted.

We offer

  • A challenging assignment in a fast growing multicultural company
  • A high degree of job satisfaction thanks to Incofin’s social commitment
  • A competitive remuneration
  • Ample opportunity to develop within a dynamic environment and based out of an emerging economy

Contact person and job application

All interested candidates need to send their CV as well as a cover/motivation letter to David Dewez (david.dewez@incofin.com), Incofin’s Fund Manager Agro before March the 15th 2020.