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Mikael Karlsson

Partner, Vice Chairman

Office: Luxembourg

Team: Energy Infrastructure, Centre

Mikael became Partner at Actis in 2012, leading the successful development and growth of the Energy Infrastructure and Long Life Infrastructure asset classes to $10bn AUM. He held the role of Chief Investment Officer until 2024 and is now serving as Vice Chairman.

Mikael has worked in global energy and infrastructure markets since 1990 and he joined Globeleq, the Actis portfolio company in 2002, where he was CEO from 2009 to 2015.

He began his career in 1990 at ABB Energy Ventures, a developer and investor in infrastructure projects worldwide, where he was Head of Global Development and Investments and Chairman of the Investment Committee.

Mikael holds a Master of Science in industrial engineering and management from Linkoping Institute of Technology in Sweden and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the USA.

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Mikael Karlson
I firmly believe values drive value and am passionate about Actis’ position in the marketplace. Our long-term local presence, exceptional sector, sustainability and value creation teams allow us to build sustainability leaders and support local communities in the countries in which we invest, while generating compelling returns for our investors.