Michel, who is half Greek and half Danish, grew up sailing the waters of Athens and surrounding Greek islands. At the age of 18, he studied International Business and Finance at Georgetown University, in Washington DC. After graduating with honors in 2000, he worked as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in New York City.
In 2003, Michel left the corporate world to join his father’s flourishing yacht brokerage firm in his hometown of Athens. For over fifteen years, he spearheaded the yacht sales department, while actively growing the entire business and overseeing the various services that IYC provides its clients. Today, he is the global managing partner of IYC.
Michel’s expertise in the yachting market is extensive, with a specific interest in new build yachts between 35m-80m. He has years of experience working closely with some of the world’s top shipyards, cultivating relationships with industry stakeholders and yacht owners across the globe. He is committed to providing the best service to each IYC client, with their interests always as his top priority.
Michel is based out of the IYC office in Athens and is happily married with three beautiful young daughters. He is fluent in four languages.