Thomas Michel Executive Director – Business Risk Services Zurich +41 43 960 71 65 +41 79 248 46 57

Thomas Michel is Head of Business Risk Services, which focuses on internal audit, enterprise risk management and internal control systems, at Grant Thornton Switzerland/Liechtenstein.

Professional experience

Thomas Michel has over 16 years of practical experience in the field of internal audit, enterprise risk management and internal control systems and headed this field at one of the Big 4 before starting at Grant Thornton.

From 2011 to 2013 Thomas Michel was director of one of the Big 4 in New York in the field of internal audit & controls advisory.

At Grant Thornton, he advises clients in various industries on the subjects above. As a result of having worked in this field for many years, he is specialised in building up and transforming risk & governance functions and in performing internal audit and control assignments that create added value.

He has successfully implemented and managed numerous internal audits and internal control projects at global level with international teams. His main clients are Swiss companies with worldwide operations.

Professional qualifications and memberships

Thomas Michel is a certified internal auditor (CIA), has an IIA certificate on the quality assurance of internal audit functions and has a Master of Arts in Business Administration.
He is a member of Swiss IIA and is on the board of SwissERM association.

Languages

In addition to German as his mother tongue, Thomas Michel speaks fluent English and French.

Qualifications
  • certified internal auditor (CIA)
  • IIA certificate on the quality assurance of internal audit functions
  • Master of Arts in Business Administration
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