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Michael Harrington

Partner, Chief Investment Officer

Office: Austin

Team: Energy Infrastructure

Michael has over 20 years’ experience in growth strategies and sustainable infrastructure.  He has played a key role in building the Actis infrastructure business, first in Latin America, leading and building teams in Sao Paulo and Mexico City, then globally as Head of Strategy and driving the firm’s talent agenda through leadership of its Associate programme and chairing its Partner Selection Committee.

Today he is Chief Investment Officer, chairing Actis’ Investment Performance Committee while also sitting on the firm’s Executive Committee, Remuneration Committee and infrastructure and real estate investment committees.

Before joining Actis, Michael spent his early career in roles at Arthur Andersen and NM Rothschild & Sons. Michael holds an MBA with distinction from London Business School, was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico and has a Major in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Michael was also a volunteer in the US Peace Corps from 2003 – 2005 where his passion for growth markets started. He likens his role at Actis to his time there, with a similar focus on working with partners to build trust and effect change, just with a much larger scale of impact.

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Michael Harrington
It is a privilege to work with my colleagues at Actis on some of the most impactful global themes and exciting investment opportunities of this century. Our work on energy transition is important and dynamic and I feel fortunate to be a part of it.