In 2011 Michael was invited by an NGO to visit refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan and the Occupied Territories. During this visit, he got to see firsthand how the devastation of war impacted innocent people and children. The experience created a need in him to assist others impacted by the devastation of war.
Michael has spent his career in investment management and related fields. He has worked across the full value chain of investments including investment consulting, treasury, investment management and financial engineering. His experience spans several investment classes including index funds, real estate, fixed income, equities and most recently impact funds. He has also worked extensively with First Nation communities in the area of endowment and community funds. He has worked in several countries around the world including South Africa, Canada, and Switzerland.
Michael holds a Masters degree in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership from Carleton University, a Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Investment Management) from Rand Afrikaans University and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics from the University of South Africa.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys skiing, sailing, travelling to interesting places and spending time with family and friends, as well as his dogs Sam and Silka!
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