Swedish investment fund Swedfund opens an office in Kyiv

The Stockholm-based state development investment agency Swedfund has announced the opening of an office in Kyiv. The department is looking for an ambitious head of the investment office to lead this initiative.

  • Swedfund is a financial institution established by the Kingdom of Sweden. Their mission is to fight poverty by investing in developing countries. Investments are made in energy and climate, healthcare and to reach small and medium-sized companies.
  • As a public company, Swedfund is managed by the Swedish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The operations are financed in part by an injection of capital, which is the responsibility of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and by the return of funds from the own portfolio.
  • Swedfund was founded in 1979 and has made more than 240 investments in more than 60 countries since its inception. In addition, it plays a key role in Ukraine’s reconstruction and resilience by providing long-term support, taking risks, and mobilising private capital.

Work assignments of the head of the investment office:

  • Head of office and country representative;
  • Generating local pipeline;
  • Focus on networking, deal sourcing and deal preparation;
  • Supporting transactions in due diligence processes and commercial discussions in cooperation with the sector teams in Stockholm;
  • Follow up and evaluate existing portfolio companies in the country;
  • Market Swedfund and participate in high-level meetings and interactions;
  • Ambassador for Swedfund values and culture;
  • Establishing relationships with other DFIs, MDBs and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Monitor development and report to headquarters.

Requirements include:

  • Relevant academic background, MBA, MSc or the equivalent advanced degree;
  • Full proficiency in Ukrainian and English;
  • Investment background, including with an international company/organisation with a least 10-15 years of relevant experience;
  • Deep understanding of the local business environment and a broad local network;
  • Experience in sourcing direct investment opportunities (equity and loans).

Applications are accepted until August 5, 2024. Applicants must be eligible to live and work in Kyiv. More details via the link.