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ECP Private Equity, Africa
William Nkontchou is a Director of Emerging Capital Partners based in Paris. With seven funds and over $2 billion under management, ECP is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. ECP has seven offices across Africa and over a decade of investing experience in companies operating in over 45 countries on the continent.
Mr. Nkontchou began his career with General Electric in the Technical Leadership Program and Corporate Audit Staff Program working for various GE divisions including GE Healthcare (France/South Africa), GE Capital (England), Corporate Sourcing Initiatives (England) and CNBC (USA). In 2001, he joined Merrill Lynch Investment Banking in London where he focused on advising major European clients in the consumer/retail sector on various transactions including M&A, Equity & Debt financing and LBOs. Prior to joining the ECP team in 2008, he worked for Sindicatum, a London-based corporate advisory boutique, where he focused on sourcing and executing principally private-equity led transactions in West, Central and Eastern Europe.
Mr. Nkontchou holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (Ms Sciences) and Ecole des Mines de Paris (Ms Engineering). He is a Cameroon National. Mr. Nkontchou serves on the board of Atlas Bottling Corporation SpA, Thunnus Overseas Gold SA and Oragroup SA.