Executive Chairman , Claus Meyer Holding; Director, Melting Pot Foundation
Michael is the executive chairman of Claus Meyer Holding, an operator and investor in high-end restaurants and food companies in the US and Scandinavia (such as Restaurant Noma and Studio in Copenhagen). He is a director in Great Northern Food Hall and Agern Restaurant – two ventures that are due to open in New York’s Grand Central Terminal this spring, and in Restaurant Gustu in La Paz, Bolivia. He is also a director in the Melting Pot Foundation, a charitable organisation that utilizes culinary empowerment and education to combat poverty in Europe and in North and South America. Finally, Michael is an investor, mentor or board member in a number of start-ups, such as Fooducer, a Danish VC-backed platform with a unique approach to linking food suppliers with their customers.
After completing his MBA from Dartmouth College in the US, Michael spent a number of years with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, and as founder/CEO of an online media group in Scandinavia. In addition to his food related ventures, Michael is a managing partner in Corpro that advises private equity firms and corporate management teams across Europe on strategy, operations and M&A related issues.
Michael is Danish, but has lived in London for the past 15 years.