Paul Maasdorp

Partner and Managing Director, Nairobi

Paul Maasdorp is a Partner and Managing Director of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). Mr. Maasdorp’s focus includes deal sourcing, investment appraisal, transaction execution, and portfolio monitoring.

Prior to joining ECP in 2010, Mr. Maasdorp worked with Berkshire Partners LLC, a Boston-based private equity firm with aggregate capital commitments of over $16 billion. At Berkshire, he worked on investments in various sectors including consumer/retail, business services, and transportation throughout the US and Europe. Mr. Maasdorp began his career with Bain & Company’s private equity and general consulting practices.

Mr. Maasdorp holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard College. He is a citizen of Zimbabwe. Mr. Maasdorp has served on the boards of Mukuru (Pan Africa), IHS Towers (Pan Africa), Artcaffé (Kenya), Korridor Tech Logistics (Southern Africa), Java House (East Africa) and Maarifa Education (Kenya).

ECP has raised over $3.4 billion for investment and is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. ECP has four offices across Africa and over 20+ years of investing experience, having made over 70 investments and nearly 60 full exits with operations in over 40 countries on the continent. ECP strives to lift performance and profitability, building sustainable businesses that bring lasting benefits to their communities.