During his school vacations, Michael joined his father on inspections of large factories in the heavy industry. Still, before joining the family business, he decided to study Hospitality Management in Switzerland. After graduating with an MBA, Michael began to help his father out running projects around Europe.
From there, Michael started an Auction technology Business. He was supporting Auctioneers throughout Europe and Asia adding the Webcast element to their Live Auctions. After selling his stake in this company, Michael joined Rocket Internet to start up a Food Delivery Company in the Netherlands. But when he was asked to join BVA Auctions to build up the BVA Art & Antiques Brand, he chose to get back in the auction business. After four years the company grew by 1100%, and Michael thought it was finally time to join his father at Hilco Industrial Acquisitions, working on the Asian transactions with his father. For the time being from the Amsterdam office, but as soon as the world overcomes the Covid-19 situation, he will move to Asia.