Benefit event/help wanted in Hyderabad, India

Many of this blog's readers live in India, but I've never been able to do a live event there. Today I'm excited to announce that I'm doing a benefit for Acumen Fund on July 7 in Hyderabad India. All proceeds go to Acumen Fund.

Acumen's Country Director position is possibly the best job
in the world, and if you know the right person in India, I'd consider it
a favor if you would spread the word about the opening. If I can help
call attention to this job search by flying to India and doing a
benefit, it's well worth my time.

To amplify their search for a country director (see below), I'm going to be doing one (just one, sorry) speech in India next month. It's in a beautiful auditorium at the Indian School of Business, from 4 pm to 7 pm local time. There are no tickets at the door, so please read on for details.

There are 100 reserved-seating tickets for advanced admission, and approximately 200 tickets available for students, entrepreneurs and others at no cost. Preferred tix are $50 and 100% of proceeds go to Acumen.

Click here to see step by step instructions on how to get one of these seats.

For information about getting a no-cost seat instead, please visit this link. If you can afford to buy a reserved seat ticket, that would be great–the more we can generate for Acumen, the better.

[Alas… This is the only event of any kind I'm going to be able to do in India this year, I'm sorry.]

PS People worldwide can make a donation directly to Acumen here. And you can join their community here.

The real reason for the hoopla, though, is so you'll forward the job listing below to anyone in India who has the experience and desire to take on this job:

COUNTRY DIRECTOR, the job of a lifetime: Acumen Fund is looking for a stand-out change-agent, with experience in both investment and social enterprises to manage and grow its current $23 million social impact investment portfolio in India. This job combines head and heart in a unique way using the tools of business to tackle poverty. The India Director will oversee investment portfolios focused on bringing affordable healthcare, housing, water, agricultural inputs and energy to the poor. S/he will also be responsible for leading a team (based either in Hyderabad or Mumbai) capable not only of managing and growing a world-class investment portfolio, but also of creating a large, active community of supporters, advisors and funders that transcend national boundaries. She or he will work closely with a powerful team of investment and development professionals from around the world, and, over time, will be involved in supporting our global investments (currently in Kenya, Tanzania and Pakistan with plans to expand) and report to Acumen’s Fund Chief Investment Officer and Chief Management Officer. 

In short, this is a role capable of igniting significant change in India, and – by knowledge transfer – elsewhere in the world.  It requires significant investment skills, but will not appeal to the mercenary, the cynical or the faint-hearted.  The right India Director is a visionary with excellent execution skills who is unafraid to challenge the status quo and determined to effect real change.  The right Director is a seeker who enjoys being on a global, dynamic team and brings a sense of humor as well.

For details on how to apply, etc. please visit this link.