Vice President of Business Development & Partnerships (East Africa / FinTech / Cryptocurrency)

August 2, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Black Pen Recruitment

Black Pen Recruitment – Our client is Africa’s portal into the crypto economy. They are building a financial structure that is centralised in crypto exchange, a lending platform, an NFT marketplace, and other products to fully bring Sub-Saharan Africa into the new world of decentralised finance, ownership, and creativity. With the backing of premier crypto investors and Silicon Valley VC firms, they are now structuring the introduction of their first product set to our launch markets, which are in Kenya and Nigeria.
They are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Vice President of Business Development & Partnerships (East Africa / FinTech / Cryptocurrency)
Location: Lagos 
Job Type: Full-time
Industry: Financial Services

Developing business opportunities across channels, industries, and all active geographies of the East African region.
Enhance the client’s relationships with key government stakeholders as they work to develop win-win regulatory groundwork across the region
Evolve existing relationships with strategic partners to further enhance the possible avenues the company has towards increasing user acquisition, engagement, and multi-verticality
Provide deal sourcing and operating partner support for teams across the company


15+ years of experience in Business Development with a successful track record of securing and evolving relationships in assorted sectors across the East African region—preferably including significant experience in finance/capital markets—as well as of driving regulatory impact through government relationships
German-Speaking Customer Care Agent (Retail)
A demonstrable network among top business executives and government actors in Kenya and Uganda  
Authentic interest for business, finance, the evolution of regulation, crypto/blockchain as the rails future of the continent, and our mission to succeed at the crypto-transformation of Africa
Ability to multitask and to manage varied priorities across multiple senior internal and external stakeholders that are geographically dispersed
You are adaptable to an ever-changing environment and do not shy away from accountability.

Salary + Benefits.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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