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Our Leadership


New African Capital Partners was founded by four like-minded Pan-African business leaders. We combine many years of authentic and deep regional knowledge with our experience, ranging from investment banking to human resources, infrastructure development and communications management at the highest level.

Charles KIE

Charles KIE is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of New African Capital Partners. From January 2016 to September 2018 he was the Managing Director and CEO of Ecobank Nigeria, the largest affiliate of the Ecobank Group, where he lead its turnaround. Prior to that he spent four years in South Africa as Group Corporate Bank Head and then Group Executive of Corporate and Investment Banking for Ecobank Transnational Inc (ETI), overseeing activities in the 40 countries of its presence in Africa and internationally.

Before joining Ecobank in 2011 in its London office in the UK, Charles was the Group CEO of group Banque Atlantique (a banking group in West Africa), which he turned around during his 3 years at the helm of the Group. Prior to that he also spent several years working with Citigroup, first as Head of Corporate Finance for Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa and then as CEO for West Africa, based in Cote d’Ivoire and then Senegal. Charles started his career as an auditor and then a business consultant with Arthur Andersen, before spending 3 years within the Ivorian Prime Minster’s office as Director of Financial and Economic studies at the Bureau National d’Etudes Techniques et de Development (BNETD).

Throughout his career Charles pioneered milestone transactions on the capital markets, in infrastructure financing and trade finance in West and Central Africa.

Charles is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He holds an MBA from New York University Stern, HEC Paris and London School of Economics, as well as a post-graduate degree (DESS) in Corporate Restructuring from the University of Clermont Ferrand (France). He is also a graduate of Ecole Superieure de Commerce (Abidjan- Cote d’Ivoire).

Paulo Gomes

Paulo Gomes has over 25 years of experience both in the public and private sectors. He has advised and worked with several heads of states and governments on key projects throughout the African continent. He has assisted a few of them to establish investment advisory bodies and served on international committees. Paulo Gomes has also served at very senior levels in multi-lateral development institutions, from the World Bank to the West African Development Bank (BOAD). He was member of the board of the Green Climate Fund in South Korea.

Within the private sector, he served on the boards of major firms such as Ecobank Transnational Inc., Asky Airline, and AFIG private equity fund. Paulo Gomes also served as an advisor to major CEOs and corporate boards and played a critical leadership role in the development of several private sector initiatives such as Africa Finance Corporation – AFC.

Paulo Gomes has developed a deep understanding of the political and economic issues facing Africa and the developing world in general and has a good knowledge of macro-economic situations of the continent. He coordinated and led major programmes in addition to initiating several innovative competitiveness programmes for his constituency as Executive Director for 24 African countries in the World Bank. He is a member representative of the IDA/World Bank replenishment process and also President of the BIOGUINE Foundation in Guinea-Bissau.

Chairman of PGP and Partners and Co-Founder of New African Capital Partners, Paulo Gomes is also Chairman of the Advisory board of the Africa South East Asia Chamber of Commerce (ASEACC). Mr. Paulo Gomes, has been appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the NTU – SBF Centre for African Studies.

Paulo Gomes has BA in Economics and International Trade from Sciences Po and Institut d’études libres des relations internationales (ILERI). He has a MPA/Master’s degree with Honours in Economic Policy and Management, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

“NACP’s founders share a common dream of a prosperous Africa, built with African human resources and African expertise. We’ve realised that there have been many years of discussions about how to drive the growth of African businesses, economies and trade, but that, in reality, very little has been done to execute some of the ideas and proposals generated to transform Africa into its rightful role as a global powerhouse. At NACP we will be focusing our investments on industries that can build sustainable economic growth pan-Africa, and particularly those that foster regional integration. Our ethos is to drive the value creation in our investments by leading their long-term transformation, and we will be co-investing in them alongside African-focused institutions.”

– Charles Kie, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer