Mike Debelak, the Executive Director of Inclusive Business Sweden, has over 20 years experience working in Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia focusing on inclusive business, sustainable development, impact investing, corporate strategy, and management consulting. Since establishing Inclusive Business Sweden in 2013, Mike has led the development of the organisation towards its ambitious mission – to enable business to meet global development needs. Through this work, Mike has worked with a number of programmes and businesses to develop innovative, scalable and inclusive business models around the world.
Mike is currently the Investment Matchmaking Manager for Sida’s challenge fund Innovations Against Poverty, and was previously Programme Director for the Inclusive Business Co-creation Accelerator – a three-year national innovation programme. Mike’s work on inclusive business has also included running co-creation camps in India, facilitating solutions development for Nairobi’s climate challenges, working towards an inclusive textiles and clothing industry in Bangladesh and Myanmar, the development of sanitation technologies for Kenya, and research focused on distribution channels in Ghana, which was published into the book “The Bumpy Road to the BoP.”
Prior to this, Mike worked as a sustainability consultant, working with climate change, responsible supply chains, sustainable product development and road safety. In Australia, Mike worked for Westpac, Australia’s largest bank, and Accenture, one of the world’s largest management consulting firms. Mike has worked with a diverse range of clients, including the UN Development Programme, Sida, the Asian Development Bank, GIZ, Volvo Group, Unilever, Vinnova, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, and the Confederation of Danish Industry.
Mike has a Masters of International Business and Trade from the University of Gothenburg, speaks English and Swedish, is a father of two, and has travelled to over 70 countries around the world.