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Michael Tichareva
Managing Director & Principal
National Standard Finance Africa

Michael Tichareva is the Managing Director and Principal of the Africa Division of National Standard Finance, LLC having co-founded and formalised the division's operations. He is responsible for the Africa strategy and the strategic and day to day operational management of the Africa division. In addition, he is involved in the origination and structuring of sovereign, sub-sovereign and private sector infrastructure & real estate deals across Africa and is currently working on a number of such deals.

Michael has extensive relationships in both the public and private sectors in Africa and is responsible for building strategic networks and relationships in different parts of the World to progress National Standard Finance's initiatives in Africa. Michael believes in developing solutions that are suitable for Africa within the global framework and he is currently leading initiatives that he believes will lead to accelerating Africa's infrastructure development so that Africa can compete sustainably in the global economy.

Michael is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASSA) and of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (UK) (FIA). He holds an Honours degree in Actuarial Science from National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Michael also holds an MBA from Wits Business School (South Africa) and attended some of his electives at Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (USA) majoring in Investment Banking and Finance related subjects.

Michael worked as a senior banker at Nedbank, one of South Africa's largest banks, where he was involved in real estate finance deal origination and structuring as well as on-going client service and relationship management. Michael is an investment and banking professional who has worked in various senior roles within the UK, South African and African financial services industries for the past 15 years.

Michael is a member of Council of the Actuarial Society of South Africa and he is the Chairperson of the Education Board of the Actuarial Society. He is also the Chairperson of the Banking and Finance Committee for the Actuarial Profession. He holds other various roles within the Actuarial Society.

Current focus areas are on Africa transactions including: