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Principal Banker, Venture Capital Investment Programme

Posting Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 28308
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Banking Sectors  
Contract Type Regular 
Contract Length  
Posting End Date 06/10/2022 





Purpose of Job


The Principal Banker is competent in undertaking all tasks related to, and understands all aspects of, project development and implementation, including project origination, structuring, execution, implementation and monitoring of investments. 




Venture Capital Investment Programme (“VCIP”; is the key product of EBRD in helping to develop the venture capital market in the EBRD countries of operation.  The VCIP investment strategy is to identify and support with financing, together with co-investors, high quality entrepreneurs and management teams with innovative technologies and business models, compelling intellectual property and deep market knowledge in the Bank’s countries of operation, as they move from product development to commercialization, or from an early revenue stage to a much larger market opportunity. 

The Principal Banker is sought to join the VCIP team to work exclusively on the VCIP together with a dedicated VCIP team. The banker will report to the Director – Head of VCIP and work in close cooperation with teams in the Bank’s Resident Offices.  




The banker will be responsible for making a significant contribution to the development and management of the VCIP portfolio, playing a leading role in originating, structuring and closing investments. This will involve working with entrepreneurs and venture capital investors in the technologies sector and establishing high level contacts in the sector as well as monitoring and managing the investments.


Accountabilities and Responsibilities


The key responsibilities and deliverables will include:


  • Actively develop, build and maintain reputable market contacts in the countries of operations in order to develop a deal flow of investment opportunities and identify good quality investments meeting the Bank’s requirements.
  • Lead origination, structuring and execution of new investments and proactively engage in the oversight and diligent monitoring of existing investments.
  • Liaise and work with other departments within the Bank coordinating their involvement in the investment as required.
  • Structure investment vehicles that are suitable for the investment objectives and strategy.
  • Review complex legal agreements.
  • Review and own quality control of financial and other due diligence analysis.
  • Prepare and present initial and final review documents for approval by the VCIP advisory committee and the Bank’s Small Business Investment Committee.
  • Actively participate in the monitoring of investments including preparation of regular monitoring reports.
  • Attend meetings of investors and represent the Bank accordingly, including at investment committees and advisory boards.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree.  Master’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in the areas of expertise.
  • Relevant work experience which may include venture capital and/ or technology sector investment banking and/or technology management consulting and/or strategy function within a technology corporate gained from a major investment bank, equity fund, advisory services or technology corporate
  • A deep understanding of technology sector and a track record of working with high growth potential companies in this sector
  • Broad understanding of the current issues affecting the Venture Capital market, specifically in the technology sector
  • Strong research, analytical, quantitative skills and commercial acumen
  • Thorough understanding of investment and financial analysis and their application in investment decisions and transaction structuring
  • Proven business judgment and high ethical and professional standards
  • Ability to manage and push through transactions to their conclusion
  • Sound decision making and problem resolution skills
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities while retaining ability to participate in teams
  • Computer literacy, excellent spreadsheet skills
  • Very good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to operate sensitively in multicultural environments and build effective working relations with colleagues
  • Strong marketing and negotiation skills
  • A professional and enthusiastic approach to working; ability to work to and meet tight deadlines in a changing environment
  • Fluency in EBRD country of operation language is a distinct advantage
  • High ethical and professional standards and ability to promote good business practices and corporate governance
  • Willingness to travel to and work in EBRD countries of operations



What is it like to work at the EBRD?


Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people's lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in. 


The EBRD environment provides you with:

  • Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
  • A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
  • An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital  transformation at the heart of what we do.


Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.  As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working and expecting our employee to attend the office 50% of their working time.

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