Skip to main content

Michael Harrington

Partner, Head of Strategy, Head of Americas, Energy Infrastructure

Office: Austin

Team: Energy Infrastructure

Michael has over 20 years’ experience in growth strategies and sustainable infrastructure. He has helped to build Actis’s energy infrastructure business in Latin America including investments such as Atlas Renewable, Saavi Energia, Zuma, GME and Energuate and sits on the Energy Investment Committee.

Today he is Head of Americas leading teams in Sao Paulo and Mexico City and is a member of the Executive Committee as Head of Strategy. Michael also leads the Actis Associate programme (our primary recruitment channel) and chairs the Actis Partner Selection Committee.

In an average month, Michael can find himself working with Ministries of Energy or Finance to reduce household energy bills, or building a business plan with the next generation of entrepreneurs, committed to tackling energy deficits.

Before joining Actis, Michael spent his early career in roles at Arthur Andersen and NM Rothschild & Sons, based in Mexico. 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.

Contact Us
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.