Michel Destraz

Legal & Compliance
Zurich, Switzerland

Professional History

  • Since 2010 Founder, Chairman and CEO of Clairemont Management & Consulting Ltd, an independent Swiss asset management and consulting firm
  • 2008 – 2010 Branch Manager of IDB (Swiss) Bank Ltd., a foreign bank in Switzerland
  • 1992 – 2008 CEO of Arzi Bank Ltd, a private bank in Zurich
  • 1984 – 1992 The Chase Manhattan Bank, in New York, London, Zurich and Geneva: Vice President, Corporate Finance, responsible for client relationship with focus on risk management, structured finance and mergers & acquisitions
  • External consulting and board of directors mandates


  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems (Magna cum Laude) and Master in Business Administration and Financial Management at the National University in San Diego
  • Executive Master of European and International Business Law (M.B.L.-HSG) at the University of St. Gallen
  • Program of Instruction for Lawyers at the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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