Michael Kottoh is a Management Consultant, Policy Expert & Strategist with more than 14 years’ experience working for and advising local corporates, multinationals, international development institutions, global charities and governments. He is currently managing partner at the international advisory firm Konfidants, where he oversees a network of 40+ consultants, analysts, advisors and scholars providing client delivery across multiple sectors and geographies spanning Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and North America. His expertise covers Strategy, policy design, project development, transaction advisory, investment facilitation, Research, and impact evaluation. He has advised both African and European governments on trade policy, sovereign investment strategies and international development cooperation. He has also been a consultant for the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, African Development Bank, Afreximbank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ecobank Transnational, Africa50 Infrastructure Investment Fund, International Trade Center etc.
Kottoh has led the pioneering of innovative Africa-region industry benchmarking tools and policy relevant studies. He is project director & co-author of the African Globalizers Index Report – which tracks the global investments of African multinationals across 4 continents; and project director & coauthor the African Sovereign Wealth Funds Index Report which benchmarks the continent’s sovereign wealth funds. In 2020, he led and co-authored the AfCFTA Year Zero Report & Country Rankings of 54 African states implementation capacity for the continental free trade agreement.
He has been featured by international press including the BBC, Reuters, DW, African Business, CNBC-Africa. He is co-author (with Wilmot Allen) of the book “Sovereign Wealth Funds and the New State Capitalism in Africa” (forthcoming, Palgrave MacMillan).