PARTNER: Paul Kokoricha
Paul oversees the private equity investment activities in the firm, where he has driven landmark investments, including UnionBank, one of the largest commercial banks in Nigeria; Continental Re, a leading private reinsurer in Africa; Cornerstone Insurance Plc, a leading insurance franchise in Nigeria, First Hydrocarbon Nigeria (FHN), a Nigerian independent oil and gas company and Daraju, a manufacturer of personal and home care products. A deeply experienced investor, he has significant experience working across West Africa. Paul serves as a director on the boards of various ACA portfolio companies including Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Continental Reinsurance Plc, Bankers Warehouse Limited, and Vertex Energy Limited.
Previously, Paul was Group Head of Operations at Liberty Bank Plc with responsibility for operations and information technology across the bank. Prior to Liberty Bank, he worked for about ten years in Arthur Andersen, providing accounting, consulting and audit services to various clients in financial services, oil and gas and manufacturing.
Paul is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Paul is the Chairman of the Board of Private Equity and Venture Capital Association of Nigeria (PEVCAN).