Michel has been the Global Head of Product Development at Gems since 2003. From 1995 up to 1999, Michel was a portfolio manager for local and off-shore Brazilian hedge funds totaling US$ 1.5 Billion at Banco Patrimonio, a Salomon Brothers joint-venture in Brazil. In 1999 Chase Manhattan Bank
bought Banco Patrimonio and Michel stayed with Chase as head of products for the Local Private Bank, including after the merger with JP Morgan in 2000. In this function Michel was responsible for the designing, structuring and implementation of local fund of hedge funds worth US$ 1 Billion, as well as for an advisory desk for local markets, trading currencies and creating structured trades.
Michel holds a Production Engineering degree from the University of Sao Paulo, and a Master of Business Administration conferred jointly by Kellogg School of Management and Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration.
He is also the Chairman of Beit Brasil, which helps brazilian Olim in their first year in Israel.