Jetten W&S Partner
careers in motion

(Utrecht, 40 h/p.wk

Would you like to be part of a entrepreneurial team as an Investment Director in a profitable, fast growing global investmentfund active in innovative solutions to improve aquaculture? Do you want to play a key role within the team of a high standard environment, and make a true difference in the growth strategy of an organization that globally creates positive environmental and social impact? Then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for! Read on for more information.

The company
This is a global investment fund based in Utrecht, that makes investments in sustainable aquaculture businesses that generate investment returns, while creating positive social and environmental impact. The fund is building an ecosystem of small to medium sized enterprises across the global aquaculture value chain to make aquaculture more sustainable, healthier and more accessible for all. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and driven

                                      Investment Director

The Investment Director is responsible for the investment process; turning high quality leads into a final agreement on investments, reaching an optimum result for the fund’s investors and portfolio companies within the context of the company’s investment strategy and impact objectives. Also the Investment Director will take an active role in board seats of portfolio companies,
The Investment Director is….

  • leading the Investment team with Investment Managers and dealflow managers.
  • responsible for the (coordination of the) due diligence process on potential portfolio investments, which includes in-depth due diligence on the team, company financials and returns, impact factors, deal structure, investment amount, risk assessment, product and market description, etc..
  • writes investment proposals for the investment committee regarding potential investments describing findings in the due diligence process.
  • advises the Managing Partners and investment committee by presenting new potential portfolio companies for investment.
  • works together with the team to set the key performance indicators for the portfolio companies, to monitor both financial and non-financial performance of the existing portfolio investments.
  • works (pro-actively) on sustainable relationships with internal and external stakeholders and will represent Aqua-Spark at conferences and events. Connects with and establish relationships within the worldwide Aqua-Spark network.
  • work closely together with the deal team to identify which companies are most promising for Aqua-Spark’s portfolio.
  • keep up-to-date on information that is relevant to the aquaculture industry and Aqua-Spark’s value chain, and specialises in aquaculture and its (financial) markets.
  • overall responsible for strengthening sector-specific and functional expertise within the team and developing the team as a whole and the individual employees.  

 Required personal skills
The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business or similar discipline and 5 or more years of professional experience in a senior position, for example in impact investing, corporate finance or business development.

  • Experience in working with SME’s, preferably with a sustainable, environmental and/or social focus.
  • Excellend leader, has broad interests with an understanding of world business and financial affairs and an awareness of trends and current activity in the relevant (financial) markets. Ability to understand in a short period of time a new branch, market, product.
  • Understanding of the global food production and the agri-/aquaculture industry and willing to follow trends and developments in aquaculture.
  • Excellent analytical skills using methods to obtain, assess, interpret and present complicated financial information
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a high degree of professionalism in English and preferably a second language.
  • Experience with business planning, negotiating and working with financial modeling.
  • Experience with processing legal documentation/information.
  • Must be proficient in Apple, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook); familiarity with databases; excellent IT/computer skills in general. 

The company is located n the center of Utrecht. You will be working with an inspiring team in a fantastic office .You'll be reporting to the Managing Partners.

The correct candidate will have an excellent salary package with attractive secondary benefits and a truly impactful role within a great entrepreneurial and global organisation which is growing fast.

For more information or if you would like to apply directly, please contact Marjolein Jetten: +31 (6) 29 33 2916 or send an e-mail:

We are looking forward to receiving your application!