Michel is a Dutch corporate lawyer. After graduating from Leiden University he started his career at PWC and in 1990 switched to the “trust” business. He worked for more than 6 years for two trust companies in Curacao and after returning to the Netherlands, where he first worked for a small trust company in Amsterdam, he started his own company in 2000. In 2011 this was followed by starting Portland Partners B.V. with a companion. By the end of 2020 this company was acquired by the Athos Group, which firm Michel joined as well. Over the years he has gained a lot of experience in the business services industry as well as in new relevant parts of this business.