Paul Maasdorp

Managing Director, Nairobi

Paul Maasdorp is a 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 $11 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 working in their private equity and general consulting practices.

Mr. Maasdorp holds an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School. He also graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He is a citizen of Zimbabwe. Mr. Maasdorp has served on the boards of Java House (East Africa), Remitix Holdings (Pan Africa), IHS Holdings (Pan Africa), and Maarifa Education (Kenya).

ECP has raised over $2.7 billion for investment and is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. ECP has six offices across Africa and over 17 years of investing experience, having made over 60 investments and 40 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.