Michael Turner has served as a member of the Rhino Ark Board of Directors since 2014. Michael grew up in the Serengeti National Park where his father was the park warden. He was educated in the UK and later joined the Commonwealth Development Corporation to work in Swaziland, the Caribbean, the UK, and Malawi before returning to Kenya in 1997 to set up the first private equity fund in East Africa – the Acacia Fund. Michael was the Managing Director of Actis in East Africa and is responsible for Actis’s USD300m Private Equity, Energy, and Real Estate investments. He is now a Director of Actis in the UK. He sits on numerous boards including I & M Holdings and ARM Cement Limited.
Prior to joining Actis, Michael worked in investment banking in London, having started his career with Price Waterhouse.
Michael holds a first-class degree in Civil Engineering and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.