Paul Maasdorp

Managing Director, Nairobi

Paul Maasdorp is a Managing Director and Partner 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’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 Artcaffé (Kenya), IATF Tech Logistics (Southern Africa), IHS Holdings (Pan Africa), Java House (East Africa), Maarifa Education (Kenya), and Remitix Holdings (Pan Africa).

ECP has raised over $3.2 billion for investment and is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. ECP has four offices across Africa and over 19 years of investing experience, having made over 60 investments and nearly 50 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.