The “Africa Context” Idea

Michael founded Africa Context Advisory Partners in January 2016 driven by a passion to adapt and translate his experience towards advising Leaders, Investors and businesses seeking to acquire, establish, run and oversee growth businesses in ICT and Consumer spaces across Africa.

At the very heart of the Africa Context unique value proposition is our practical leadership experience in African markets which provides a unique combination of thought leadership and business insights available to support Global, Pan-African and/or local companies and leaders in their growth journey in and across Africa.

Still active in his functional telecom/ICT space, Michael has been working with a team of senior telco professionals to provide advisory/consulting services on Telecom/ICT in areas including strategy, commercial due diligence, business operations, policy & regulatory and new business development. He continues to serve as a business strategy resource and analyst in the ICT space.

He has displayed a mastery of business transformation strategies and change management to drive short, medium and long-term commercial and growth objectives in his career in the MTN Group.

He also holds the following positions:

Adviser to MFS Africa

MFS Africa is a Pan-African Fintech group which operates the largest digital payments hub in Africa connecting over 320m mobile wallets, 600 payment cross-border corridors, 180 banks and mobile operators across 36 countries in the African Continent. MFS Africa has recently expanded into the Nigerian market. Michael Ikpoki is an Adviser to MFS Africa to support the growth and expansion of its business in Nigeria.

Senior Adviser to Asoko Insight

Asoko Insight is Africa’s leading corporate data and engagement platform, providing global investors, multinationals and development Institutions the most effective route to discover, shortlist and engage their target universe of African companies. In his capacity as Senior Adviser, Michael Ikpoki will be providing Strategic advise to Asoko in support of their market entry and expansion into key markets in Africa.

More details are available at the Africa Context website

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Africa Context Advisory Partners brings global experience and exposure aligned with rich relevant local expertise, insight and leadership talent across Africa.
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Michael’s core expertise is in developing and executing business strategy in African markets.