Mikael has worked since 1990 in the energy and infrastructure development world. He joined Globeleq, the Actis portfolio company, in 2002, where he was CEO from 2009 to 2015. He began his career at ABB Energy Ventures, the developer and investor of 36 power projects worldwide, with a total value of US$15 billion, where he held senior positions at the head of global development and investments in Asia, Europa, Middle East and Africa, and as chairman of the investments committee. He has been involved in power projects in China, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Cameroon, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Mikael has an MSc in industrial engineering and management from the Linköping Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.