Strategic Investment Fund Director

Strategic Investment Fund Director

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Seattle, WA preferred    |   July 6, 2020

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director, Strategic Investment Fund Director of the Gate’s foundation leads the Foundation’s $2b+ investment program, manages the team of 15 while also chairing the fund’s Investment Committee.

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Financial Investing & Deal Structure Oversight
  • Team Management & Cohesions
Key Selection Criteria:
  • Strong mission-orientation
  • Investor credibility with direct emerging market experience
  • Operations and people management experience
  • Relevant domain industry experience (bio tech, health science & impact investing)
  • Professional presence and representation
  • Excellent communication skills; builds positive relationships
  • Problem-solver
  • Understanding of business processes and data management
Summary of the Strategic Investment Fund

In 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation established a strategic investment fund with the mandate to use equity, debt and guarantee investment tools to further the philanthropic goals of the organization.  The fund has become a leader in the “impact investing” industry, successfully completing more than 80 investments across a variety of sectors and asset classes.  Investments are made in support of the philanthropic impact theses of these program strategy teams, which employ technical experts from around the world.

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.  We are committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally.  We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve – in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs – and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.  All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to:  race; color; age; religion; pregnancy; sex; sexual orientation; disability; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; genetic information; veteran status; marital status; and, prior protected activity.

Expression of Interest

Diversified Search Group has been engaged to advise the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in this pivotal leadership hire. Leading this search for Koya is Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director of the Global Practice. If you are ready to submit your completed application, kindly submit both your compelling cover letter (addressing motivation and suitability per the above role specifications) and your CV/resume to [email protected]. Only completed applications, with both CV/resume and cover letter, will be presented to the client.

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