Principal Investment Officer


The Principal Investment Officer is responsible for formulating and executing the strategic objectives of the business in collaboration with the Transacting Head whilst being accountable to move investment opportunities / projects (provided by the Coverage Team) from early review to bankability.

Conduct Transaction Assessment and meets DBSA’s Mandate

  • Evaluate the feasibility of investment opportunities / project transactions with a view to ensuring that they are commercially sound prospects for financing and is aligned to the DBSA’s strategy and mandate.
  • Make transactions bankable by identifying and mitigating key risk issues by working closely with the Chief Investment Office and Financing Operations Team (Sector Specialists, Country Risk Specialists, Financial Analysts, etc.)
  • Provide value to transactions for the benefit of and/or the client through knowledge of the subject, innovation and lateral thinking.
  • Prepare early review proposals and documentation in the agreed format.

Execute Transactions & Drive the Credit Approval Process to ensure best class output

  • In liaison with the Head: Transactions, structure and negotiate the detailed terms of the deal / transaction with Treasury, Legal, and Loan Administration Teams to drive the approval of transactions.
  • Close deal / transactions by obtaining the relevant internal approvals for the transactions and leading or actively participating in the successful conclusion of negotiations.
  • Actively manage the transaction unit to drive the credit approval process in its entirety from early review to the relevant approval committees.
  • Ensure proposals submitted to these committees are well structured and documented for effective decision making.
  • Implement transactions by facilitating the preparation or managing the preparation of complex multiple jurisdiction documents and compliance with all required procedures, laws and regulations.
  • In liaison with the Head: Transactions resolve any potential constraints in the lending value chain.
  • Manage all risk aspects of the continent wide financing delivery function, in terms of ensuring appropriate structuring of investment risks and on-going mitigations of operations-related risks.
  • Ensure sound financial capital management through assuming responsibility for stewardship over the capital under management, as well as efficient utilisation of financial resources.
  • Ensure the capturing of learning opportunities post transaction conclusion for continuous improvement and ensuring successful delivery of deals.

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