Investment Director – Oil & Gas

For our client one of the biggest Oil & Gas company we are recruiting an Investment Director to start a new hub in Berlin. This is an exciting role for an experienced venture investor, start up and/or (corporate) innovation professional to invest in relevant start-ups in Climate Tech and specifically in SV’s core domains of Renewable Energy, Mobility, Resources & Environment and IT/Digital. This is an end-to-end role with responsibility for the full process from deal sourcing, to preparing and presenting the investment case, to leading the deal execution and negotiating with counter parties towards delivery, to post-investment management and governing as part of the Board of Directors or as an observer to the board.


  • Source investment opportunities through your network that have the potential to transform the energy, mobility and/or carbon markets
  • Develop the investment case, including assessment of the value of the solution to Shell in close collaboration with businesses and technology groups
  • Structure and negotiate the financial and governance terms of the SV investment, including with other co-investors
  • Lead deal teams in performing due diligence, including representatives from various functional support groups (e.g. Finance, Legal)
  • Act as a trusted investor- ‘advisor’ to the CEO and management team in your role as a Board Director or Observer by guiding and helping portfolio companies be successful throughout the various stages of their growth
  • Support post-close management of investments (and eventual sale or IPO divestment) and contribute to regular performance reviews of portfolio companies
  • Validate, structure and support the implementation of appropriate cooperation opportunities (e.g. joint development agreements, pilot projects, JVs) that can accelerate the deployment of technologies, products or services in operations, in close collaboration with SV’s implementation team
  • Contribute to the creation of insightful industry and sector investment theses through analysis, collaboration with business units, and engagements with external parties
  • Cultivate a close working relationship with specific business stakeholders to ensure alignment of strategy, sharing of knowledge and ongoing relevance to business groups
  • Develop and leverage your internal network to source opportunities, validate strategic relevance of investments, and inform technology and business innovation strategy
  • Position and represent SV as a trusted investment partner for world-class start-ups and leading VC
  • Be a credible and compelling spokesperson for SV and by speaking at conferences, authoring thought-pieces, hosting events, engaging with media.

Where you fit in

  • University degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, IT, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or related fields
  • Significant professional experience with at least 5-year successful track record in venture capital, incubation, M&A, Business Development or start-up management in the Renewable Energy, Mobility, Environmental or IT/Digital space
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience with all aspects of VC deal making (from due diligence to deal structuring, negotiating key terms, reviewing legal documentation and post-close deal management)
  • Strong commercial acumen and experience in leading and closing deals
  • Natural curiosity, creative and critical thinker with learner mindset
  • Demonstrable expertise in, and passion for, technology, innovation and/ or business model analysis and assessment – professional experience in a technical or operational role in the Energy, Mobility or IT industry is a plus
  • Deep understanding of how technology or new business models unlock new opportunities
  • Strong professional network in the core VC ecosystems in Europe and beyond – cross-business internal network is a plus
  • ‘Executive presence’ and the ability to represent SV in public forums
  • Strong communicator and project manager with ability to build and maintain relationships within a complex, global corporation
  • A true “team player” with a collaborative attitude and an interest in developing talent
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