Executive Director, Revolver Asia and Beluga Capital
Having been owner and operator in food and beverage, venture capital and lifestyle businesses in Asia for over two decades, Michel combines robust, time-tested strategies with creative new ideas and opportunities to help companies grow into successful, profitable and enduring businesses. Many of these businesses have also become iconic brands in prominent Asian markets such as China, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, and Michel is often referred to as a ‘lifestyle guru’ by the media.
Aside from geographical spread, Michel's experience in the food and beverage space has also ranged from food manufacturing, food distribution, catering and event management, corporate food services to casual retail concepts like cafés, QSR (quick service restaurants) as well as specialty venues like fine dining restaurants helmed by Michelin starred chefs, dance clubs and bars.
Michel has also been involved in the venture capital space where he was appointed regional director of BusinessDevelopment.com in 1998. He played an integral role in the New York based tech advisory and venture fund, where he specialized in investing in technology startups and mobile tech in particular.