Mark Paper's Profile


University of the Witwatersrand


Business Partners

Job Title

Chief Operating Officer - Business Partners International


Johannesburg, South Africa


Business Partners is a leading impact investor, providing risk capital finance and technical assistance support to small and medium enterprises. As COO Business Partners International, Mark oversees the expanding of the successful Business Partners model into other parts of Africa. R Responsibilities include fund raising and closing, establishment of in country offices, recruitment and upskilling of in country investment teams and the overall oversight towards effective delivery of Fund Manager promise to Investors. Mark has raised and is managing funds in Madagascar, Kenya and Rwanda and has recently established fund operations in Namibia, Zambia and Malawi. Mark is a key member of the Business Partners Executive Management team and actively sits on its Investment Committees.