Career Conversation

Hi, I am Hatem!

Image result for small linkedin iconIf you are a considering a move into Impact Investing, you are wondering how to do it and you want to have an honest career discussion with a practitioner, then you are in the right place

As many graduates and young professionals around you, you want to do a work with meaning. You want your efforts to result in sustainable and positive impact. This is why the impact investing industry is more attractive than ever to you, as it gives you the opportunity to use your skills in order to finance meaningful endeavors, help social businesses grow and contribute to scale up positive impact across sectors and countries. There are many opportunities in impact investing, but you need to identify them and take advantage of them effectively.

This is how I can help you:

How to break into Impact Investing?

We will have a personal and honest discussion on where you are at, your interest in the sector, and ideas about what to do next.
Out of my professional experience as an impact investing practitioner, we will also discuss your questions and tackle the following:
Impact Investing Industry Overview
– Funds comparison, industry dynamics, career perspective;
– Development Finance Institutions;
– Ecosystem of impact investing;
– Categories and asset classes (Microfinance, Education, Access to Energy);
– Understanding the nuances of the sector;

Roles and Challenges

– How to switch to impact investing;
– Useful skills for impact investing;
– How to lead your first investment with impact
.. and more
69 USD/45 min. You can schedule a session here. It is reimbursed if you are not satisfied!

Impact Investing Mock Interview

I have conducted various interviews to recruit senior analysts, investment managers and interns in theImage result for interview icon impact investing and social finance sector.
– Be challenged with real investment cases.
– Improve your case structuring and learn unique approaches to solving financial analysis questions adapted to the impact investing industry;
– Properly explain your motivation.
We might also discuss
– Interviews specific evaluation criteria;
– What to prepare;
– The most common questions.
95 USD/45 min

You can schedule a session here. It is reimbursed if you are not satisfied!

More about myself?

I am an impact investing professional and a CFA charter-holder. I come from an engineering and management consulting background. I decided to take a big leap to the emerging industry of impact investing seven years ago. I currently lead investments with high development impact, mainly in Asia and Africa, unlocking capital to inclusive businesses, clean energy projects, and Microfinance Institutions. I have worked and collaborated with many leading impact investing organizations such as Ashoka, VilCap, Root Capital, Blue Orchard, ResponsAbility and Development Finance Institutions such as EBRD, IFC, FMO, DEG etc. I have published on leading platforms such as the Accion Center for Financial Inclusion and the Journal of Entreprise Development and Microfinance, as well as on my blog and my LinkedIn page. For the past years, I have helped several candidates understand the trends, the opportunities and the best practices to get job offers from impact investing players

Interested in a session?

I am doing this as a side project, for a few hours/month, so spots are limited but the good news is that I am always happy to have an exchange of emails, and above all – to help onboard talented and passionate people to the sector.
You can schedule a session here. Otherwise, please feel free to contact me on my email
I am always happy to hear from you!