Mr. Michael Jansa is a Managing Director and founding partner of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). Jansa is responsible for identifying, analysing and recommending investments, performing due diligence and leading transaction teams. Prior to ECP’s spinout from EMP Global (EMP), Mr. Jansa had been a Director with EMP since 2000.
Before joining EMP, Mr Jansa was a Vice-President in GE Capital’s structured finance group. He was a manager for the firm’s $580 million investment fund focused on emerging market power investments. In this capacity, he analysed, valued and recommended various equity and debt investments and joint ventures in the energy and transport sectors.
Before joining GE Capital in 1995, Mr Jansa was director of financial planning and analysis at Q2 Resource Television. He began his career by spending nine years with Union Pacific Corporation where he became manager of the corporate finance group.
Mr Jansa received a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Iowa State University and a master of business administration degree from the London School of Business. He has served on the Board of the Pan African Energy Corporation and currently is on the board of the SOMDIAA Group, a key player in the African food-processing industry.