Michel retired as Head of Investment Funds at the World Bank in November 2017 and is now working as investment fund advisor and consultant. Previously Michel was Practice Manager for Non-Bank Financial Institutions in the Finance and Markets Global Practice and Lead Financial Sector Specialist in the Africa Region and in the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank. He was on secondment from the Bank to Dexia Asset Management in Geneva and London from 2000 to 2003 working on local infrastructure private equity funds. Previously, Michel held a number of positions in the Africa and Europe and Central Asia Regions of the World Bank. He also consulted for the OECD Development Research Center in Paris. Michel holds a MA in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Namur, Belgium.