Michelle Kathryn Essomé

Michelle Kathryn Essomé
Chief Executive Officer, African Venture Capital Association

Michelle Kathryn Essomé has 20 years of investment banking experience covering a wide range of marketing and origination roles in equities, fixed income and investment management with Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers and Nomura, including two years marketing private equity funds to institutional investors. Ms. Essomé has an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, where she was a Robert F. Toigo fellow, and a BBA in Finance from Howard University. She has worked in the U.S., U.K. and France, and is fluent in French. Ms. Essomé is also an Ambassador for the charity Build Africa, has lived in Niger and has roots in Cameroon.