What we look for

Investment teams

We have a growing team of high-quality investment professionals who execute our mission. It takes unusually strong commercial skills and investment judgment to invest in difficult places - often using innovative and market leading approaches - yet achieve a positive financial return over the long term. 

Successful candidates will ideally have a demonstrably successful track record (depending on the team) of private equity investing, private equity fund selection, or debt/structured finance lending (in emerging markets if possible).

Without an existing track record, joining a CDC investment team at a more junior level is feasible, however, successful candidates will need to demonstrate a combination of:

  • commercial judgement of management teams and strategies;
  • outstanding analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills;
  • understanding or experience of CDC's geographies in Africa or South Asia;
  • blue chip, relevant employers; and
  • an outstanding academic record.

Operations teams

For those seeking to join our Operations Teams we look for skill sets as follows:

  • world class specialists in their respective field;
  • background in working in international and/or developing markets;
  • ability to work in a dynamic and fast-changing environment; and
  • strong stakeholder engagement and management skills.