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Head Of Strategy, IR & BD

Function: Operations
Job Type: Permanent/Full time

May 03, 2024

Company Overview:

In a world increasingly reliant on digital interactions, trust is the foundation upon which meaningful business relationships are built. As online transactions continue to surge at an unprecedented pace, Uqudo stands at the forefront of this transformation. Our mission is ambitious yet unequivocal: to infuse trust into every digital transaction, not only across the Middle East and Africa but also on a global scale.

With a presence in over 70 countries, spanning more than 10 diverse industries and catering to hundreds of unique use cases, Uqudo is the undisputed leader in Identity services within the MEA region.

At Uqudo, we are committed to driving innovation and delivering excellence through cutting-edge solutions, including KYC, Digital Onboarding, KYB, Screening, Biometric Authentication, and a host of other groundbreaking products. What sets us apart is our team’s 20+ years of Identity expertise, our feature-rich platform, and our unwavering dedication to empowering businesses to navigate the complexities of identity management with confidence and ease.

Uqudo is backed by leading venture capital partners in the Middle East who have a proven track record of supporting the region’s most innovative and successful businesses. We firmly believe in attracting the brightest minds and fostering an environment where they can thrive. If you have a passion for technology, a thirst for growth opportunities, and a desire to contribute to a high-performance team, Uqudo is the place to realize your aspirations.

Role Overview:

Uqudo is seeking a visionary and strategic-minded Head of Strategy, Investor Relations & Business Development to play a pivotal role in shaping the company’s future trajectory. Reporting to the CEO/COO, this role will work closely with the leadership team to develop and execute company strategy, drive investor activities, and spearhead business development initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the CEO, COO, and Head of Special Projects & Innovation to develop and refine the company’s strategic roadmap, ensuring alignment with business objectives and market opportunities.
  • Lead top-of-funnel investor activities, including investor outreach, relationship management, and fundraising efforts.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and potential investors, conveying the company’s vision, value proposition, and growth potential.
  • Work closely with the CEO on high-impact business development activities, identifying and pursuing opportunities to expand Uqudo’s footprint in exploratory markets and use cases.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, competitive landscapes, and growth opportunities, informing strategic decision-making.
  • Drive strategic partnerships and alliances to accelerate market penetration and enhance Uqudo’s value proposition.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with sales, marketing, product, and operations teams to execute strategic initiatives and deliver results.
  • Develop and deliver compelling presentations, proposals, and pitches to investors, partners, and key stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience in strategy, investor relations, and business development roles, preferably in the technology or SaaS industry.
  • Proven track record of developing and executing successful strategic initiatives, investor relations strategies, and business development campaigns.
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills, with the ability to interpret market data, financial metrics, and business models.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate complex concepts clearly and persuasively.
  • Strategic thinker with a results-oriented mindset, capable of driving change and delivering impact in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with investors, partners, and key stakeholders.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for innovation, disruption, and driving growth.
    This role reports directly to the CEO/COO and offers an exciting opportunity to shape the future of Uqudo and drive meaningful impact in the identity verification space.

Join us at Uqudo and be part of a dynamic team driving innovation in the identity verification space. Together, we’ll shape the future of trust and security for businesses worldwide.

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