Michael Wilkerson

Michael Wilkerson is an investor, author, and the founder of stormwall.com. Michael has three decades of experience as an emerging markets investor, financial advisor, and business executive, including as Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation, an investment holding company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Michael is Chairman of charity: water, one of the world’s largest and most well-recognized organizations focused on solving the world water crisis, which since its founding in 2006 has provided 14.8 million people with safe access to clean drinking water through over 90,000 projects in 29 countries in Africa and around the world. Mr. Wilkerson served as the Managing Partner of AgriGroupe Limited, a private investment firm which he co-founded in 2013 and whose core investment thesis was Food and Energy Security for the African Century. Previously, Michael served as Global Co-Head of the Consumer, Food & Retail Group and as a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group at Lazard, one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms. Mr. Wilkerson was also a Managing Director at Citigroup, where he led the Financial Institutions M&A effort in New York. Michael is the author of Stormwall: Observations on America in Peril and Why America Matters: The Case for a New Exceptionalism and a contributing author to numerous leading publications and media outlets. Mr. Wilkerson holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a MA in International Relations from Yale University, and a BS summa cum laude from Oral Roberts University.

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