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Business Integrity Executive

CDC Group

United Kingdom



Apr 03, 2016 12:00 AM

The CDC Group is looking for a Business Integrity Executive to work for their Business Integrity and Compliance team in London. CDC Group is the UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) tasked with the inspiring mission to invest in businesses in Africa and South Asia to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places. The team plays an important role in reinforcing the CDC Group’s reputation as a responsible investor; ensuring that CDC Group meets its regulatory commitments on financial crime; and working to enhance private sector standards in financial crime management in our target geographies. The Business Integrity Executive leads on due diligence of integrity risks associated with an investment, as well as designing and implementing a suitable monitoring process once an investment is made. In parallel, the Executive promotes the importance of business integrity both within and outside of CDC Group.

Role responsibilities:

  • To lead on integrity due diligence for individual investments, providing written and oral analysis to investment teams and senior management 

  • To review research produced by analysts and engage with external consultants where required 

  • To foster strong relationships with CDC Group’s fund, debt and equity investment teams, as well as other operational teams
  • To participate in work to strengthen CDC Group’s internal business integrity processes for assessing the risks around investments and the portfolio
  • To take responsibility for the team’s monitoring of integrity issues  in specific parts of the portfolio, managing relationships with portfolio companies or funds 
  • To develop tools in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering or counter terrorist-financing to help improve business integrity outcomes at portfolio companies and funds 
  • To identify, communicate and promote best practices in dealing with BI issues, both internally and externally, such as through training and awareness sessions 
  • To provide mentoring and support to junior team members



  • University degree and preferably a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline
  • 5 + years experience in one or more of the team’s focus areas: anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing

  • This experience should have been gained be in emerging markets, ideally in CDC Group’s target geographies in  Africa and South Asia

  • Interest in developing countries and poverty reduction

Desirable (at least one or more of the following) :

  • Experience in research and investigations around financial crime issues

  • Experience in a financial crime compliance function, preferably in private equity or investment banking

  • Experience in developing anti-corruption solutions and/or application of adequate procedures in line with compliance with the UK Bribery Act

Personal skills:

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following: 

  • Sound judgement

  • Strong communication skills, including ability to contribute to written papers and deliver oral presentations to senior stakeholders

  • Ability to emphasise and obtain agreement in a ‘win-win’ fashion in dealing with investment teams to both ‘sell’ and enforce essential internal procedures

  • Highly motivated and results driven

  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritise a busy and diverse workload with a range of deliverables for a variety of stakeholders.

  • Enjoy working as part of a team, collaborating and coordinating where appropriate

  • Attention to detail

Technical skills:

  • Existing thematic knowledge of integrity issues in CDC Group’s target geographies would be an advantage

  • Ability to use open source information tools to identity and analyse key integrity risks

  • Knowledge of tools and techniques in one or more of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and counter terrorist financing

  • Competency in one or more languages relevant to CDC Group’s target geographies would also be an advantage.

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07 Mar 2016

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