Michael is the CEO of Africa Business Group, a South Africa-based continentally active, African economic development company. ABG works in the areas of private sector development, trade and investment promotion within Africa, and between Africa and the global business community. An attorney by training, Michael is the author of: A Field Guide to Inclusive Business Finance (UNDP 2012) and Investing in Africa: An Insider’s Guide to the Ultimate Emerging Market (John Wiley & Sons, August 2000). He also Chairs Impact@Africa, a continentally focused impact investment ecosystem development platform, and a member of the University of Michigan Provost’s Advisory Committee. He holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, and is pursuing a PhD at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland.