Chief Investment Officer (f/m/x)

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Your mission

Our international team is looking for a Chief Investment Officer (f/m/x) to manage our capital raises to finance new solar projects and refinance existing assets. Our ideal candidate is ready to take full ownership managing capital raises (with a focus on debt) from A to Z, speaks cashflows, DSCRs and IRRs fluently and loves structuring finance for projects including collateralization and legal structures. You combine your financial knowledge with an affinity for marketing and can visualize your work through the eyes of different investor groups such as retail and institutional investors. You already got your hands dirty managing multiple debt and/or equity raises including due diligence processes, financial modelling and contract negotiations with investors. If you are motivated by our mission to fight climate change and are excited by ecoligo’s unique business model, then this opportunity is for you.

In this role you will:

  • Secure investments from and manage relationships with institutional, corporate and retail investors to satisfy ecoligo’s project finance needs (focus on debt)
  • Take responsibility for our project finance targets to meet ever growing CAPEX demand of our solar projects
  • Analyze the cost and effectiveness of various sources of finance in a data-driven way to steer the direction of the company to minimize the WACC
  • Lead the departments (Fundraising and Marketing) contributing to raising funds for our solar projects
  • Build strong investments cases for investors
  • Develop and structure financial products such as green bonds, investment funds and others targeted to retail and/or institutional investors
  • Develop and implement the structuring of assets, securities and SPV’s to meet capital market needs
  • Lead contract negotiations and due diligence processes with investors
  • Ownership of the commercial responsibilities out of all contractual relationships with investors, such as covenants
  • Drive forward our retail investor acquisition with the help of the Head of Marketing and their team
  • Represent the company to the capital markets
  • Collaborate with the COO to identify and manage upcoming finance needs and volumes
  • Act as a leading trustworthy sparring partner for the CEO and C-Level

Your profile

Your Skills:

  • You have done this before – and now want to do it again with more impact
  • You have successfully performed capital raises of a significant double-digit million EUR volume, ideally for a complex product, a niche market, an infrastructure player or a non-OECD oriented company.
  • Fintech or B2C Marketing experience is a plus
  • You are KPI driven and have a strong analytical mindset seeking to optimize capital sources
  • Being an excellent leader of people, focussing on growth and empowerment of your team
You recognize yourself here:
  • An affinity for the complexity of an international, multi-entity, non-OECD market oriented fast growing environment with highest expectations to diligence
  • Being intrinsically motivated to push towards greater goals, led by the vision of the company
  • Hands-on mentality
  • You take ownership and work independently while collaborating and providing visibility
  • You can switch between many tasks if necessary and stay comfortable in a fast paced environment
  • You are comfortable in receiving and giving open and transparent feedback
  • You want to fight the climate crisis and cannot wait to support ecoligo's unique business model

Why us?

  • Work for the planet: help make a difference as we pioneer the energy transition in emerging markets
  • Real ownership and responsibilities with strong opportunities for growth
  • Flexible working hours
  • Home office friendly
  • 30 days remote work per year
  • 35 paid leave days per year
  • Participation in the VSOP
  • An open, diverse, and respectful company culture with a group of kind, international co-workers based in Berlin (Germany), Accra (Ghana), Nairobi (Kenya), San Jose (Costa Rica), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Santiago (Chile) and Manila (Philippines)
  • Bright and comfortable workspace at our office in Berlin, Mitte next to Checkpoint Charlie

About us

Every day at ecoligo we work to fight the climate crisis, bringing solar energy to businesses in countries like Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, Philippines, Chile, Panama and Costa Rica amongst others through the ecoligo crowdinvesting platform. We own and manage each energy project allowing us to deliver both environmental and economic returns. Our crowdinvestors earn a solid financial return, and our solar clients get an energy provider that is fairer, more affordable and more efficient. So far, ecoligo projects have prevented—or will prevent—over 1,645,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering our atmosphere. And we are just getting started!