OTF Investment Manager

In charge of identifying deal flow and managing the investment process of Oman Technology Fund. The role involves supporting the community online and offline by creating value through introductions and referrals.

Strategic Contribution

  • Work closely with the Managing Directors to develop and implement investment strategy and business plans in line with OTF’s strategic objectives
  • Maintain strategic and operational plans to ensure OTF business meets or exceeds the financial goals as set out in the annual budget
  • Assist the Managing Director in developing and implementing the investment budget and account for any variances that may occur during the year

Operations

  • Provide operational support across OTF on all investment related issues
  • Help in Identifying high-impact startups to be the accelerator’s candidates.
  • Maintains current knowledge about financial products available to corporate and individual clients
  • Deliver early stage business consultations around the investment process to the accelerator applicants.
  • To refer applicants assessed as eligible and investment ready to investment sister funds.
  • Develop engagement strategy for online and offline interactions with the accelerator community.
  • Collaborate on giving feedback to the marketing manager regarding marketing strategy and communication strategy to promote the accelerator to a wider network.
  • Identify and scope opportunities for digital executions, partnerships and collaborations that go in line with OAF business goals.

Related Assignment

  • Evaluates investment opportunities and related analysis while pitching proposed course of action in meetings with clients
  • Uses complex financial models to project future earning and profit potential and uses this data to inform decisions and proposals
  • Evaluate decisions about financial and investment opportunities on behalf of clients
  • Meets with an investment team, including analysts and other managers, to stay up-to-date about market situations and company decisions that may impact one another
  • Monitor financial performance and report to Managing Director on regular basis
  • Support in the organization of any offline events connecting the fund to the pipeline of investment ready and eligible startups.
  • Develop and deliver workshops around the investment process.

People Leadership

  • Takes on high levels of responsibility on behalf of financial institutions, corporate clients, investment organisations, and insurance companies
  • Identify and participate in outreach events
  • Mentor, Lead and motivate subordinates to further employee engagement and develop a high performing managerial team
  • Lead and manage team of investment and program professionals
  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Investments or any other relevant area of the position + 6 years minimum experience in leading Investments Management role in Technology Industry, or
  • Bachelor and/or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Investments or any other relevant area of the position + 9 years minimum experience in leading Investments Management role in Technology Industry
  • Proven experience in managing middle size investment portfolio on entrepreneurship
  • Strong interest and passion for Technology and entrepreneurship
  • Sound knowledge of business, consulting, finance, sales and marketing, business development, strategic planning, organizational strategy, entrepreneurship and/or international development
  • Knowledge of the region’s entrepreneurial/ investment landscape
  • Proven leadership ability to provide and communicate strategic and operational guidance to the team, drive change, and effectively deliver through others.

OTF Programs Manager

The role will be as the program’s manager of the OTF Accelerator primarily in charge of managing the operations of the OTF Accelerator, building internal relationships and creating mentoring and ecosystem building networks, coordinating the overall needs of the startups accelerated, assisting the running the OTF Accelerator program.

  • Help in Identifying high-impact startups to be the accelerator’s candidates.
  • Draft company overviews and detailed profiles to be used at the Selection Panels and analyze business concept, innovation, growth potential and financials with the Investment Manager.
  • Coordinate relationships with candidates and selected startups, including developing needs assessment (capital needs, networking, services, strategic alliances, international contacts, research, etc.) in conjunction with the Investment Manager, ensuring deployment of services as appropriate as well as tracking and monitoring progress.
  • Establish strong relationship with the Accelerators mentors for synergies with the OTF network.
  • Design, coordinate and monitor other value-added startup services and activities as needed.
  • Run the day-to-day operations of the accelerator
  • Identify and participate in outreach events
  • Coordinate OTF Accelerator online presence, including the website and social media
  • Work together with OTFs team and other partner entities to share best practices and ensure first-class experience for all stakeholders.
  • Work together with the outreach and communication team to disseminate success stories and other information that would analyze learning among network members and foster entrepreneurship.
  • Strong interest and passion for Technology and entrepreneurship.
  • Bachelor and/or Master’s degree in any field with strong academic records.
  • 7 years of relevant work experience including but not limited to business, consulting, finance, sales and marketing, business development, strategic planning, organizational strategy, IT, entrepreneurship and/or international development.
  • Superior interpersonal, communications and organizational skills.
  • Strong business knowledge and judgment: ability to guide and assist startups in developing their business, strategic and/or financing plans.
  • Strong project management and team leadership skills.
  • Being able to jump in and complete any task quickly and effectively. A broad skill set is very desirable.

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