Managing Director, Impact InvestmentsOffice: Boston Year: 2021
Michael is a Managing Director at Social Finance, where he leads its impact investing work.
Prior to joining Social Finance, Michael was at New Island Capital, where he established, developed, and directed its mission-oriented lending business. While at New Island, he also originated, structured, negotiated, and managed market-rate credit transactions with social enterprises, financial intermediaries, and nonprofits across the renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, water, natural foods, education, and financial inclusion sectors in the U.S. and emerging markets.
Michael also managed the international impact investing portfolio at the Calvert Social Investment Foundation, worked as a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company’s Social Sector Office, and was senior director for Africa and senior director for financial services at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency, where he developed investment programs encompassing $1.5 billion to support inclusive economic growth in Madagascar, Mali, Benin, and Morocco.
Michael began his career at Citibank, where he served as managing director and country officer in Tunisia, overseeing day-to-day management of the company’s commercial and retail operations. While at Citibank, he worked as managing director and country officer in Senegal and senior operations officer in Morocco, as well. Michael also helped create the organization’s West African regional finance and capital markets business based in the Ivory Coast.
Michael earned in M.S. in Finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a B.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He is a Chevalier in Senegal’s National Order of the Lion.