Micheal Akampa

CEO & Co-founder

Traction Capital, East Africa


Micheal is an Investment and Sustainability professional with vast experience working in Africa and in Global markets. Over the last decade, he has been actively involved in ESG and CSR initiatives of several African organizations. With a Background in Development Economics, Micheal also has advanced Masters degrees in Financial Management, and in Risk Analysis, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Investment and Risk Analysis at Stockholm University with a focus on evaluation models for sustainable investments. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

He is the CEO and Co-founder of Traction Capital, an Africa focused impact investment company, as well as the Regional Director for Africa at WhistleB, a Swedish company that is active in the Business ethics and Corporate sustainability space and aims to help African organizations respond to governance and corruption risks by offering them a next generation whistleblowing service. Micheal has previously worked in various senior roles in the Treasury and Investment departments of Commercial Bank of Africa Group, Housing Finance Bank, and at Barclays Africa Group. He is also a Board member at Action10 and a Director at the Ethics Institute of East Africa among others.

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