Michel joined our team in August 2017. He completed the master’s degrees in International Business & Management and Small Business & Entrepreneurship (both with honours) at the University of Groningen in 2016. Before graduating Michel worked for an NGO in Ecuador, mainly focusing on marketing & business development. For his master thesis, he did research in Ethiopia on market-oriented cooperatives.


After his graduation, Michel travelled around the world. Working in Ecuador, India and Colombia considerably improved his international experience. Advance Consulting was a logical step in Michel’s career as he is passionate about cooperatively creating and implementing social, sustainable and profitable business models in developing countries. Michel speaks Dutch, English, Spanish and, last but not least, Frisian.

Michel Geerligs

Business Consultant

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