Old Mutual Head: Corporate Finance Jobs in South Africa

Old Mutual Head: Corporate Finance Jobs in South Africa

Job Description

  • The appointment will be made from the designated group in line with the Employment Equity Plan of Old Mutual South Africa and the specific business unit in question.

  • The Head of Corporate Finance will lead a team of Corporate Finance professionals responsible for strategic investment and business valuations; dealing with all aspects of acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, black economic empowerment transactions; including the structuring and planning of these.

  • The team advises and supports Old Mutual Limited’s operating segments including Old Mutual Investments. The objective is to drive successful business growth aligned to Old Mutual’s strategic priorities in a sustainable, innovative and relevant manner.

    Key Result Areas:

    Corporate Development:

  • Drive and enable growth adjacent to OML’s traditional channels and markets including actively partnering with international and local players to explore opportunities relating to fintech, insurtech, transactional services and value-added services, In line with OML’s execution framework for their strategy, ‘Rectify-Simplify-Amplify.

  • Adopt a groupwide and broader industry view to strategically identify suitable opportunities to enable business growth and sustainability.

  • Leverage off research and insights from the new growth and innovation division and collaborate with the Chief Strategy Officer to enable strategic transformative initiatives.

  • Guide the lines of business on strategic investment and business valuations including; dealing with all aspects of business acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and black economic empowerment transactions.

  • Deliver expert advice relating to deal generation, corporate and financial structuring and planning, and the related project management.

  • Collaborate with the business lines to generate ideas, solve problems and enable effective decisions with regards to the above.

    Stakeholder Management

  • Work in partnership with several specialist internal divisions to enable effective delivery of corporate finance projects. These include Group Actuarial, Group Legal, Group Tax, Finance and Corporate Secretarial.

  • Collaborate with the Chief Strategy Officer to align with and enable the strategic priorities.

  • Partner with leaders across the business lines to initiate and execute on corporate finance projects.

  • Manage specialist external advisors to enable delivery on corporate finance projects.


  • Lead and develop a team of 6 Corporate Finance professionals.

  • Lead the Corporate Finance function for Old Mutual Limited including investments related to shareholder funds.

  • Participate in the broader executive leadership of Group Finance.


  • Member of numerous Investment Committees and Governing Boards to review
    and approve private equity and infrastructure investments made with shareholder and policyholder funds.

  • Member of various Old Mutual company Boards.


  • Relevant post graduate qualification in Finance and / or Investments

  • 8 Years plus experience in investments and corporate finance within Financial Services

  • An understanding of the legal and regulatory framework that the organisation operates within and the responsibilities and liabilities of directors

  • An understanding of the business and legal constructs applicable in corporate finance transactions.

  • Exceptional analytical skills.

  • Lateral, logical and strategic thinker.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Excellent planning, organising and time management skills.

  • Good track record in corporate finance delivery and return on investment – results orientated.

  • Demonstrated skill in diversified deals - Ability to deal with complex and technical problems.

  • Commercial orientation.

  • Proven ability to navigate networks of relationships and processes across multiple stakeholders.

  • Experience brokering partnerships, network relationships and ventures (preferable in Fintech across multiple geographies).

  • Ability to succinctly and effectively communicate information.

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).

  • Collaborative, Engaging and Responsive.

  • Executive presence.

  • Servant Leadership style, operating from a base of influence versus power.

  • Ability to challenge the status quo.

  • Credible expert with strong executive presence who is a persuasive and effective communicator and builds positive relationships.

  • Ability to drive change.

  • Motivated to succeed and able to bounce back when faced with difficulties (resilient).

  • Old Mutual Limited has decided to adopt the mandatory vaccination policy requiring its workforce to be fully vaccinated by 1 March 2022. All prospective employees are required to disclose their vaccination certificates or cards as part of the recruitment process.


  • Acquisitions, Financial Transactions, Investments, Joint Ventures, Strategic Investments.


  • Professional Postgraduate Qualification: Finance (Required), Professional Postgraduate Qualification: Investment Management (Required).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Old Mutual Head: Corporate Finance Jobs in South Africa

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