Michiel had been consulting to families and Hoving & Partners for several years when he joined the Board as non-executive director in 2011. He started his career in 1979 with Citibank NA and joined the Robeco Group in 1986 where he was in-house treasurer. In 1989 he co-founded Veer Palthe Voûte NV, a successful Dutch independent asset management firm sold to Dresdner Bank Luxembourg SA.

He currently also oversees operations at Danum Advisors.