Michael Burgess

Michael Burgess - African Fashion Awards 2021 judge

Michael Burgess truly lives an intersectional life between being the Director of Business Development and Partnership at Africa Fashion Week London and Nigeria, active member of the GLA’s, Africa in London Committee, a vehement advocate for social justice and inclusion, and over 10 years’ experience working with the homeless and vulnerable.  

Having successfully navigated multiple disciplines and industries Michael offers a unique perspective in cultivating creative potential, professional development and sustainable commercial efficacy in the Fashion, Design, Arts and Culture.  Michael’s shrewd business acumen and diplomatic skills are attributed to his diverse professional history and extraordinary transatlantic upbringing. 

Prior to his current role at AFWL Michael exercise his creativity in program and operations at the Africa Centre. He has also worked as a Senior Diplomatic Officer for Belize as Cultural Lead and in charge of Consular Services. 

Holding several degrees and a number of professional qualifications. His passion is elevating others to elevate others.