Investment Director and Senior Investment Manager

  • G02 Zero hunger
  • G15 Life on land
  • G17 Partnerships for the Goals
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • April 10, 2019

Website IFU

Investeringsfonden for udviklingslande

– based in Copenhagen and working with AgriBusiness investments in developing countries

IFU is looking for two investment professionals to be part of the team covering agriculture and food projects in developing countries. The AgriBusiness team is a sector team working across all IFU regions making investments in agriculture and food projects. The aim is to ensure more and better sustainable food by increasing and streamlining the food production to expand the supply – all to benefit consumers, businesses and investors.

The AgriBusiness team is a small and dedicated team of 4 members referring to the Vice President, AgriBusiness. The team takes active part in securing that the team reaches the common investment targets and in having a seamless and pro-active cooperation with the regional investment teams.

Your knowledge of the agri sector within primary production, technology, food processing (logistics, storage, etc.) or aquaculture, combined with a solid understanding of debt financing, structured finance, capital markets and project financing documentation is key.

Both vacant positions are expected to deliver successful project sourcing and have an eye on continuous pipeline prioritization, combined with professional deal making of high precision and efficient portfolio management. The Investment Director is expected be able to lead and drive complex investment transactions and represent IFU on boards of project companies, and the Senior Investment Manager is expected to – with some guidance – lead and drive smaller and less complex transactions. Both vacant positions provide potentially interested Danish companies and other project partners with advice and insights regarding investment opportunities and set up co-financing for project companies that are economically viable and uphold IFU key values such as sustainability and ESG. You will also take active part in the deal structuring and management of the transaction, including preparation of project appraisal reports for the investment committee.

To succeed, we envision you as an innovative person and a motivating communicator, who can spot opportunities. You have excellent analytical skills and hold an MA in Agriculture, Economics or equivalent relevant academic degree at MA level. You are fluent in written and spoken English – Danish is an advantage. You are a good team player, with ability to work in a cross-cultural team.

Your base will be IFU’s head office in Copenhagen – with some travelling in Denmark and abroad.

Bech-Nielsen, Riber & Partnere Executive supports this recruitment. Please direct your questions to Managing Partner Christian Riber: +45 20257887, mail:

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IFU – Investment Fund for Developing Countries provides risk capital and advice to companies wishing to set up business in Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of Europe. Investments are made on commercial terms in the form of equity and loans for projects primarily with a Danish investor or a Danish interest. The purpose is to promote economic and social development in the investment countries and enhance the opportunities of Danish trade and industry in new emerging markets. IFU’s head office is in Copenhagen, and we have regional offices Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. For more information, see

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