Michael has over 30 years of experience in African agribusiness. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Michael is Managing Director of global emerging markets investment firm, Actis East Africa. He has been instrumental in some of Actis’ key successes including: the launch of the Acacia Fund, investments in Flamingo, Banque Commerciale du Rwanda, Grain Bulk Handlers Limited and DFCU.
Raised in Tanzania, Michael left Africa to pursue his education and early career in the UK. He gained a first-class degree in Civil Engineering from Southampton University and began his working life at PricewaterhouseCoopers, followed by three years of investment banking with Lehman Brothers and Kleinwort Benson. Michael then returned to Africa to use his professional skills to contribute to the continent’s economic and social development, joining CDC as an investor focused on Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.