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Eric Kump

Head of Africa Fund and Managing Director at The Carlyle Group


Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Kump was a Managing Director and head of the European Private Equity team of Dubai International Capital (DIC). While at DIC he was a Director of Alliance Medical, Almatis, Travelodge, Mauser Group and Merlin Entertainments Group.

Mr. Kump has more than 20 years of private equity experience spanning four continents and numerous sectors. He began his private equity career in 1995 as a founding member of the Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets Fund where he was responsible for leading their effort in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Turkey. In 2001, the fund changed its focus to North American and Western European buyouts and Mr. Kump led the European team and was a member of the global investment committee. Mr. Kump joined Carlyle from Dubai International Capital where he was head of the European Private Equity team. Mr. Kump received his BA in Finance and Accounting from Pace University, New York and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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