Executive DirectorMichael is the Managing Director of Sofala Capital where he has driven the investment strategy for the company and the formation and development of both Zambian Home Loans and IBUILD Home Loans (South Africa). Prior to founding Sofala Capital, Michael was a Director of Standard Bank Plc where he headed the origination and structuring for the African Markets business. In this role he operated extensively in all of the bank’s 17 African presence countries and specialised in local currency structured finance using both domestic and international risk distribution channels. Over his time with Standard, Michael originated and managed a US$500m cross-border, asset backed lending book, (predominantly into Nigeria). He also lead-arranged toll roads, power plants, agricultural facilities, Eurobond placements, property transactions, local pension fund placements and mezzanine loans.
Michael is a Chartered Accountant and CFA Charter holder.