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 Michelle Amy Montague-Mfuni
Michelle Amy Montague-Mfuni
Assistant Professor of Management

As the former Director of the California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency in Africa and as a former Managing Consultant (Gemini, Deloitte & EY), Dr. Michelle Montague-Mfuni has significant experience working with entrepreneurs, corporations and public entities to achieve their operational business goals in Africa.

Dr. Michelle Montague-Mfuni also has experience in the fields of corporate finance, trade and investment; foreign exchange derivative options; cash management; mergers and acquisitions and capital markets.

Dr. Michelle Montague-Mfuni has worked for Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Salomon Brothers and Union Bank of Switzerland Securities in major financial centers such as New York and London; as well as in Africa (South Africa, Kenya & SADC region).

For more than 21 years, Dr. Michelle Montague-Mfuni was involved within the financial and strategic management consulting sector in South Africa.

Dr. Michelle Montague-Mfuni now harnesses her multinational corporate executive experience as an Assistant Professor at the University of Richmond in the United States.

Her research often utilizes the African context to explore and expand strategic, international business, stakeholder, entrepreneurial, and family business theories

Strategic Management Society
Academy of Management
Academy of International Business
African Academy of Management
European International Business Academy
Ph.D. Project
Professional Experience
EY, Strategy, Senior Manager (2013-2016)
Deloitte, Strategy, Executive Lead (2010-2013)
Investment Management/ Financial Executive (various firms) in South Africa (2002-2010)
Gemini Consulting (1999-2002)
Citibank, Manager (1995-1999)
Morgan Stanley, Public Finance Analyst (1991-1993)
Selected Publications
Additional Publications

Montague-Mfuni, M. A., & Vardaman, J. (2021). It is my turn: Involuntary transgenerational succession in a South African family business. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2021, No. 1, p. 14017). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Vardaman, J. M., & Montague-Mfuni, M. (2021). Forced transgenerational succession: Insights from a South African family business. Journal of Small Business Management, 1-26.

Trusty, J., Fabian, F., & Montague-Mfuni, M. A. (2021). Toilets for all: corporate social entrepreneurship in Bangladesh and countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies.


Ph.D., University of Memphis 2022
Management (International Strategy)
M.B.A., University of Virginia 1995
A.B., Harvard University 1990
Biochemical Sciences
Contact Information
315 RSB
(804) 289-8560
Areas of Expertise
International Business
Social Entrepreneurship
Cross-border collaboration
Corporate Social Responsibility
African Investment