Marcus Watson

Marcus is a Partner in Dalberg’s Nairobi office, where he leads teams advising corporates, private investors, and development finance institutions on strategy planning, performance, and investment across Africa. He has a particular sector focus in energy & infrastructure, financial services, and private equity. He is the Africa lead for Dalberg Advisors’ Energy & Infrastructure practice.

Marcus’s recent engagements have included developing strategy for a growth-stage tech firm in East Africa, conducting feasibility and planning for a US-based greenfield investor to develop an industrial park in West Africa, and designing one of the largest renewable energy debt facilities in Africa.

Prior to joining Dalberg, Marcus worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington, DC and the Grassroots Business Fund in Nairobi. At the start of his career, Marcus worked as a private equity lawyer in London, where he advised private equity funds on fund formation and M&A.

Marcus has a BA from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in International Development and Economics from Johns Hopkins University SAIS and is a qualified lawyer in England and Wales.