Andreas von Paleske

Founding Partner


Andreas Von Paleske

Andreas has over 10 years of private equity experience, investing in FMCG and retail businesses in Europe, the US and Africa. He began his private equity career with Lion Capital (€4.8 bn under management), a specialist investor in branded consumer businesses based in Europe. More recently Andreas was the head of consumer at emerging markets private equity firm Actis (US$6.3bn under management).

Andreas grew up in Zimbabwe and has maintained strong links to the region ever since. His investment experience with small and large businesses across many markets has taught him the value of engaging closely with managers and shareholders, in order to develop and grow businesses. In launching Africa Platform Capital, Andreas is fulfilling his ambition to apply these insights in a focused manner to achieve sustainable, long term investment performance in a region that he cares deeply about.

Andreas has a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard.