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  • Vice President – Power Project Finance at GE

  • Posted on: 21 July, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Vice President – Power Project Finance


    Role Summary/Purpose
    The VP, Power Project Finance will report to the Sales & Project Finance Leader for West Africa and will be responsible for structured & project financing, investments and driving the growth of the GE power business by applying multiple financial products & structures – project financing, corporate financing / lending, asset backed lending / leasing, trade finance, equity, mezzanine, sub-debt and PPP structuring in Nigeria and across West Africa

    Essential Responsibilities
    • Embedded within the GE Regional Commercial and Project Development teams to advise on development and project financing structures, which will include but not be limited to co-investment and co-development structures to fast track the implementation and financing of deals to drive orders growth
    • Lead all financing aspects of a project during the project development cycle up to the structuring & deployment of development and long term capital in power infrastructure projects
    • Analyze Credit and Market risks, lead the preparation of external documentation (Information Memos) and internal documentation (pricing models, credit requests and board papers); provide useful market intelligence for decision making, structuring and pricing in order to win transactions and clear market in our role as financial arrangers
    • Coordinate and lead the external debt & equity financiers throughout the financing phase of projects
    • Support GE engagement under the country strategic agreements (MOU - Memorandum of Agreement) with the Ministry of Power
    • Develop close relations with a network of regional/local banks/financial Institutions & Investors and build a range of finance solutions
    • Lead projects independently. Lead the underwriting efforts pulling in expertise from the global / regional GE sales & project finance teams (ECA, equity, structuring, etc.), functional teams in tax, accounting, legal and operations. Advise on and structure transactions where GE is taking direct investment risk; either on corporate or project finance basis or through investment vehicles

    • MBA/MSc in Finance.
    • Project financing, project development, investment banking, private equity background.
    • Development Finance Institution (DFI) experience
    • Demonstrated closed transactions (large IPPs in Nigeria)
    • Deep financial modelling acumen
    • Developed market experience
    • Emerging markets and Africa experience
    • Fluent in French
    • Strong network with project finance, private equity, and financial services community in Africa and globally
    • Deep project finance skills required
    • Strong credit and underwriting skills required
    • Experience in developing and financing of complex multi-party infrastructure projects
    • Strong Project Management and integration skills

    Desired Characteristics
    Experience in market/business development would be a key asset in order to lead market/opportunities sizing and scoping for deal origination purposes.
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience in the financial services industry
    • Ability to execute and negotiate small and large, complex deals with different customer/risk profiles
    • Self-starter & proactive. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Excellent skills to work cross functionally
    • Flexile/adaptable – able to work with diverse group of people in a matrix environment
    • Strong oral and written communication skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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