Michael Onyemelukwe
Michael has been a member since 2014 and is completing his first term on the UNA-NCA Board of Directors. He was appointed an official for the City of Rockville by the Mayor to a 3 year term on her Financial Advisory Board in 2016. He is a young professional member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of Girls Inc. DC. He holds positions as member of the Trust; Taxation, GSE Policy and Community; Economic development committees for the American Bankers Association. His passion for international development includes his involvement with the Rotary Club of Washington DC where he serves on the committees for International and Community Service. He spearheaded an ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States)-focused NAFDAC partnership on HIV women and youth awareness and economic sustainability. He served as a fellow for the French Embassy sponsored by OPEC in Lomé. As an investment advisor for Morgan Stanley, Michael counsels non-profit organizations, institutions, and corporations on giving –to provide the resources needed for enhancing financial and social capital by cause-driven investing, impact investing as well as venture philanthropy, using private equity for harnessing capital to create change, from funding multi-scale international development projects to investing directly in local social enterprises. He is a Senior Author for the Market Mogul where he writes on Capital and Financial Markets, disruption in the age of Venture Philanthropy, and Author in The Georgetown Investment Portfolio. He leads Morgan Stanley’s Global steering committee for NABA NY as co-chair of Relationship Management. He is a Young Ambassador to the Children’s Inn Hospital at NIH. He sits on the newsletter committee for the Cornell Club of Washington. He is a recipient of the Governor’s Citation from the Governor’s office in Maryland. He received a national prize as a Physics Olympiad and spent his childhood on two continents. He now has been to 12 countries, and speaks three languages.

Vision Statement:

My vision is to support and help strengthen programs and outreach to young professionals and students in our jurisdiction, including minorities and to help build partnerships with the business community.