Michel is a former member of the executive committee of the European Banking Federation (EBF) and former chairman of its strategic committee on banking reform. He was CEO of Febelfin, former chairman at Ombudsfin and former Secretary General, general counsel and member of the executive committee at Belgacom (now Proximus). Over the past 25 years he held positions of leadership and executive responsibilities in a wide range of fields (legal, regulatory, public affairs, communications, crisis management, governance, finance) and the domains of banking, telecom, and later on in the fields of arts and culture or the not-for-profit social sector.