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Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Group CFO

Millar Cameron's client is investing in and building state-of-the-art Tier III data centres across Eastern and Southern Africa. Through their investments and hands-on approach, they seek to address the latent demand for critical data centre infrastructure that will drive digital transformation across the region.

Location
Dubai
Ref
J9889
The Role

The CFO has full responsibility and ownership for all financial aspects of the company. He/she is responsible for establishing and carrying out financial policies and decisions, as directed by the CEO and the Board of Directors, both at group (consolidated) level, and at the country-specific (OpCo) level, managing and coordinating with a team of finance professionals. The CFO will ensure timely and quality performance and reporting on all financial aspect of the business.

Dimensions of the role:

Finance and Administration

Responsible for consolidated budget for group as a whole and for each subsidiary, including cash flow forecasts, recommend budget for approval by CEO and Board
Responsible for overall group investments and capex plans, working closely with BD team in developing ROI models driving investment decisions
Institute systems for KPI driven performance measurement and analysis
Responsible for internal and external reporting, management reporting, rolling forecasts, etc
Drive tax structuring and optimisation of group and subsidiaries


Organization & Operations

Management of group finance team, including subsidiaries
Responsible for group IT systems
Manage overall group HR records, policies and procedures
Support group and CEO with potential in-country partner discussions, negotiations and transaction structuring


Investor Relations and Financing Strategy

Optimise group financing strategy, at group and subsidiary level
Manage investor relations with Group and subsidiary shareholders
Support the group and the CEO in all discussions with new potential investors
Support the group and the CEO in all discussions with potential lenders and potential M&A opportunities, driving the due diligence process(es), negotiations and documentation


Executive Management

Work in tandem with the CEO on all aspects of day to day management of the business
Support the CEO on key decisions (new markets, partnerships, major contracts, and relationships, etc.)
Active participation in all key strategic decisions
Creating and maintaining a professional working environment that fosters performance and respect, while proactively promoting the company's values


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

Professionally qualified and/or advanced degree in Economics, Finance or Engineering
10 to 15 years’ experience in financial management roles, most recently as Chief Financial Officer or in a similar role
Experience within multi-site, asset heavy and capital intensive industries i.e. digital infrastructure, power generation, industrial production etc
Relevant experience working in East /Southern Africa is essential, able and willing to travel frequently in Africa
Have previous experience within high growth scenarios, ideally within the context of PE owned businesses
Have experience both with debt/equity fundraising and mergers & acquisitions
Proven leadership abilities in managing and leading teams of across multiple locations
Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with various stakeholders, including governmental and regulatory bodies officials, industrial partners, lenders, institutional partners
Strong ability to work collaboratively in a small team, proactive and able to take initiative, with a disciplined work ethos, focused, detail-oriented, highly organized and result oriented
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Strong analytical and negotiation skills
Ability to recommend practical ways using innovation, judgment, creativity and strategic thinking
Seniority Level
Executive

Industry
Telecommunications
Employment Type
Full-time

Job Functions

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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