Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Africa. He serves as Chairman of the Boards of AFGRI, Clean Energy Africa, and as a director of Ascendent Learning Limited. Michael co-founded and served as the Managing Partner of AgriGroupe Limited, a private investment firm focused on Food and Energy Security for the African Century. He previously was a Managing Director at Lazard Frères & Co and Citigroup. Michael holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a MA from Yale University and a BS summa cum laude from Oral Roberts University.