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Director of Credit

Our client are an exciting microfinance start-up providing input loans to small holder farmers across Africa. They are searching for a Director of Credit to be based in Amsterdam or Nairobi.

Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Ref
J9850
The Role

They are searching for a Director of Credit who is responsible for the strategic and operations of the credit and repayments team. Managing the growth of the credit portfolio and creation of effective products whilst ensuring strong repayments. Our client use satellite imaging, soil data and machine learning to create unique and effective financing products to small holder farmer mobile phones to increase agricultural yields and profits.

The Director of Credit will:
Responsible for the strategy of the credit and repayments team. This includes creating effective products that ensure strong repayments, creation and oversight of credit lines and stress testing of repayment strategy.
Lead the team of credit and collections professionals about 20 people across Amsterdam and Nairobi.
Design, test and execute credit and repayment strategies and policies with the view to make changes where necessary.

Your background is:
Experience working in microfinance, nano credit, lending focused on Africa or Emerging Markets, or agriculture.
Experience working in the credit or risk function in financial services.
Strategic thinker who can convert big picture strategy into granular policies.
Experience of repayments and collections preferably in Emerging Markets or high delinquency markets.
Data-driven with exceptional analytical skills.
Team leadership experience
Driven and energetic with the attitude to succeed in a high growth start-up.

For over 12 years Millar Cameron has specialized in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer and private equity.
Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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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