Client: LGT Impact Fund
Sector: Private Equity & Venture Capital
Requirement: Investment Director
The Client Headquartered in Zurich with local teams in Latin America, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, China, and the UK, LGT Impact Fund focuses on sectors with investment opportunities in growth markets such as education, health, agriculture, energy, information and communication technologies. To date the fund has invested over USD 54 million into 17 companies, improving the quality of life of 2.4 million disadvantaged people in 2015 alone.
The Challenge As the Fund looked to strengthen their investment team in Africa and prepare for a second fundraise, they needed an experienced Investment Director with a strong track record across Africa. The Investment Director would play a key role in sourcing innovative investment opportunities and then leading deal teams on the negotiation, execution and portfolio management of venture investments.
The Results LGT Impact Fund were focused on sourcing a Kenyan candidate for this role, someone with excellent knowledge of various African markets and cultural ties to the region. The Investment Director would need strong technical skills to allow them to work independently as well as have the ability to provide leadership and guidance to junior members of the team. Leveraging on our networks, KCH identified Kevin for the role. As a Kenyan Come Home, Kevin had worked in the US and UK markets before returning home to work with a regional Private Equity firm with investments across Sub-Saharan Africa. This was the ideal role for him, as he sought a leadership role with a Pan-African fund.