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Michael Jelinske

Investment Officer

Michael is a key member of LeapFrog’s Africa healthcare investment team, responsible for driving dynamic deals and supporting value-creation initiatives that unlock growth.

Prior to LeapFrog, Michael was Principal and healthcare practice lead at Open Capital Advisors, a leading management consulting and financial advisory firm operating across Africa. In this role, Michael led over 20 project engagements, supporting regional healthcare operators and consumer goods manufacturers to grow and expand into new African markets. Earlier, Michael was a Private Equity Associate at RoundTable Healthcare Partners, where he evaluated and executed diverse multi-million dollar transactions, including the carve-out of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals’ interventional products business for $362.5 million. Michael began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst in the healthcare group at Oppenheimer & Co. in New York.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Previously, Michael served as a Board Member of the Private Equity Association of Chicago and the Associate Board President of the NorthShore University Health System.

  • Responsible for driving dynamic deals and supporting value-creation initiatives that unlock growth
  • led over 20 project engagements, supporting regional healthcare operators and consumer goods manufacturers to grow and expand into new African markets
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
 
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