Michael Tsan is a Partner with Dalberg Advisors; the founder and co-lead of Dalberg’s Global Energy Practice; and a leading expert on clean cookstove and cooking fuel markets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Michael has led or advised over 50 projects focused on the clean cooking sector and has served as the author or co-author of several of the leading cooking sector reports for clients like the Clean Cooking Alliance, the World Bank Group, the Global LPG Partnership, and SDKN. Michael’s work on clean cooking has focused on national strategy development; market assessments; consumer insights; the design and analysis of innovative finance instruments for the sector; policy and advocacy (with a focus on taxes and tariffs); sector strategies for funders; and in-depth business model advisory work for individual clean cooking enterprises across biomass (wood, charcoal, pellets), LPG, biogas, and ethanol cooking value chains.
Prior to his decade with Dalberg, Michael was a Senior Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company where he gained extensive experience advising across the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Michael earned a J.D. from Yale Law School with a focus on International Law and Development Economics where he was an Olin Scholar in Law, Economics, and Public Policy. Earlier, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Swarthmore College.