Paul Asel, Managing Partner, Nokia Growth Partners, brings more than 25 years of global investment experience and over 15 years emerging markets investment experience in China, India, Russia and Europe. During this time his realized investments have created over $1 billion value for shareholders and he has advised on acquisitions and IPOs valued at over $7 billion. He is responsible for investments in Asia and the U.S. and is actively involved in Ganji, Intermedia, KongZhong, Luminate, Madhouse, Network18, Techprocess and UCWeb.
Prior to joining Nokia Growth Partners in 2007, he led technology investments in Asia at the International Finance Corporation. Earlier, Paul was a General Partner at Telos Venture Partners, an early stage venture firm in Silicon Valley, and Senior Vice President at Delta Capital, an international private equity firm. He began his career with Merrill Lynch in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He received a Masters in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College. Paul is co-author of Upward Bound: Lessons of How Nine Leaders Achieved their Summits. He is an Advisory Board member at the University of Baltimore and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason School of Public Policy.