Papa Madiaw Ndiaye is the Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the investment process including deal sourcing and execution, pipeline evaluation, portfolio monitoring and portfolio company engagement. He is also the Chairman of the Funds’ Investment Committee. Prior to AFIG Funds, Papa was an Investment Director at Emerging Markets Partnership in Washington (EMP, now ECP). Prior to joining EMP, he held senior responsibilities for IFC’s equity and debt investment activities in capital markets and financial institutions in Africa between 1996 and 2000. Papa spent the early part of his career at Salomon Brothers and joined JP Morgan’s Emerging Markets Group in 1992. In 2000, Papa was named Special Advisor for Economic and Financial Affairs to the President of the Republic of Senegal and Chairman of the Senegalese Presidential Economic and Financial Advisory Council. He serves on the boards of several African companies and non-profit organizations pertaining to Africa. Papa graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business. He is an American and Senegalese citizen.