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Papa M. Ndiaye

CEO and Founding Partner, AFIG Funds

Papa Madiaw Ndiaye is the CEO and Founding Partner of AFIG Funds. He leads the firm’s strategic direction, manages LP relationships and oversees the investment process as Chair of the Fund’ Investment Committee. 

Prior to AFIG Funds, Papa was one of the founding partners and Investment Director at Emerging Markets Partnership in Washington (EMP, now ECP). Before 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 started his career on Wall Street at Salomon Brothers, then JP Morgan. He was Chairman of Senegal's National Council of Economic Advisors of Senegal and Special Advisor of the President for Economic and Financial Affairs from 2000 to 2005 and CEO of MIDROC BVI of Sheikh M. Al-Amoudi. 

He currently serves on the boards of several companies and non-profit organizations. Papa graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business and a Masters of International Affairs from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania.




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