Michael is a Senior Advisor to ADN Capital Ventures. He is currently Managing Director of CFAS Ltd. Michael Adda was previously an investment banker with S.G. Warburg and SBC Warburg for 20 years, including as Managing Director of S. G. Warburg & Co. (Netherlands Antilles) NV. Mr. Adda was Chairman of the Caribbean Trade Advisory Group for the British Government from 1992 to 1997 and Treasurer of the Caribbean Council, the Caribbean Foundation and the West India Committee from 1992 to 2000, where he continues to serve as a Trustee.
Mr. Adda led numerous privatization teams in emerging markets and successfully concluded a number of high profile privatization mandates. After several years in the S.G. Warburg’s Corporate Finance Department, in 1979 he joined the Warburg’s Overseas Advisory Division to work as financial advisor to governments in French-speaking Africa including Zaire, Togo, Senegal, often in concert with the African Development Bank. From 1983, he managed Warburg’s sovereign advisory work in state sector restructuring, privatizations and major project financings for many governments including those of Portugal, Curacao, Aruba, Jamaica, Guyana, and Antigua. He also advised the British, Italian and Russian governments on regional debt and aid projects. He became a Director of CFAS Ltd. following its creation by Warburg to take over this business in 1995. He is also involved in financial advisory mandates for several non-government clients in North Africa and the Middle East.
Mr. Adda was educated at Harrow, graduated from Cambridge University in Law, and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche, specializing in computer audit and fraud investigations. He was seconded for two years to the Cabinet Mazars in Paris and later, for a year to Lazard Freres in Paris. He is fluent in French.