Michael Mithika is the founder of SAM. He is also Principal of J.M. Mantle & Co. Limited, a finance and advisory firm, which he co-founded in 1997, providing merchant banking and specialist consulting services to financial institutions and users of capital in sub-Sahara Africa.
Michael has worked as a consultant specializing development finance; specifically microfinance, including the analysis of financial systems and institutions as they relate to the development of financial services for low-income people.
He works with financial institutions at strategic and operational levels, to position and enable them to make institutional changes in order to deliver market-driven financial services and join the ranks of formal financial institutions.
Michael holds a BSc. Business Administration (magna cum laude). He has Investment Banking training from Euromoney and is accredited by CGAP to train courses in the Microfinance Skills for Managers.
"From the training I got new insights to achieve better results and I am very grateful to The MasterCard Foundation for the assistance to attend SAM, a rich course. Again, thank you."2010 participant