Paul C. Ansah

Paul C. Ansah is a Partner and leads ASG's Africa practice. He draws on his extensive commercial experience and deep network across the continent to assist clients in entering new markets, building partnerships, and navigating complex business, regulatory, and policy environments. His expertise includes market entry, growth strategy, acquisitions, finance, due diligence, deal structuring, and negotiations.

He was most recently the founder and CEO of Answer Group, advising clients on the development of international partnerships in Africa.

Previously, Mr. Ansah was Vice President of International Development for Marriott International, where he was responsible for the growth of all Marriott brands across 30 countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean. In this role, he led a team of executives in the successful sourcing, negotiation, and execution of dozens of hotel transactions with assets valued in excess of $2.5 billion.

Prior to his Africa leadership role, Mr. Ansah spent several years underwriting and structuring complex transactions with Marriott across the world, including the growth of Ritz-Carlton’s global branded residential portfolio. He began his career as a civil engineer, building mixed-use commercial real estate in North America.

Mr. Ansah received his MBA in Finance and Real Estate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland.

He is based in Washington, D.C.