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Michel has more than 20 years of experience in Vietnam and Thailand and has spent the past 8 years Cambodia. He has 14 years of experience as CEO of medium sized companies, some of which he founded. After a fulfilling career in the private sector, Michel developed a special interest in what he perceives as the convergence of the private and development sector in emerging markets: MFIs, impact investment funds (Michel is a shareholder and Board Director of Emerging Market Group Holding, an investment fund for Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar), and social enterprise. In January 2015, Michel joined iDE with the hopes of contributing his managerial and business experience to alleviate some aspects of poverty in Cambodia. He was impressed by iDE's dedication and results in fighting poverty using business and market mechanism to scale up social solutions. Michel is now looking forward to making SMSU 2.0 a shining example of what can be achieved by combining iDE's programmatic excellence with an innovative, business-driven, and entrepreneurial drive.

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