ECP Appoints MD and Head of Investor Relations
Ms Mathes will lead efforts to strengthen communications with ECP limited partners. She will coordinate investor relations for ECP's growing investor base, which now includes sovereign wealth funds, funds of funds, family offices and African pension funds.
Ms Mathes will be based in Washington, District of Columbia, coordinating information management within ECP, the ECP funds and ECP portfolio companies across Africa.
Ms Mathes has extensive experience in private equity having served as a managing director with Macon PE, an emerging markets private equity advisory firm, and chairperson and member of the investment committee with CAM-NewMarkets, a fund of funds, both of which she co-founded.
Earlier in Ms Mathes career, she served as a senior investment officer with the International Financial Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's investment banking arm. Before joining the IFC, Ms Mathes worked for Baring Private Equity Partners and Banque Paribas Capital Markets.
Ms Mathes said: “This is an extremely exciting time to join the pre-eminent private equity firm for investing in Africa, especially as the continent rises to become the next great emerging market.
“Opportunities for ECP and its investors are abundant as Africa's consumer markets and intra-regional trade develop in tandem with its natural resources and export-led growth.”
Hurley Doddy, co-CEO of ECP, said: “This appointment highlights ECP's unequivocal commitment to communicating with investors. Marie-France is a private equity veteran with an impeccable record within the industry. We are delighted to have her join the senior ECP team.”
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