Michael Reiss von Filski
Global Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board of Directors
About Michael Reiss von Filski
Michael is the global CEO of GGI and director of a Swiss based Family Office and Consulting Firm, having over fifteen years’ experience in advisory services. He is accredited as observer to the European Parliament and serves in the Advisory Committee of EGIAN (European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations, www.egian.eu) and is the Chairman of AILFN (Association of International Law Firms Network, www.ailfn.com). Michael is a member of the International Advisory Board of LSM, Louvain School of Management. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the International Accounting Bulletin and publishes articles on a regular basis. In his leisure time Michael enjoys classic cars, art and antiques, literature, heraldry and nobiliary law, as well as shooting, fencing and some sailing and horse riding.
Michael has a truly international background. His activities include several selected board memberships of national and international companies including holding companies, real estate companies, financial services providers and luxury good corporations. He has executed many cross-border M&A transactions and participated in transnational tax and estate planning for individuals of high net worth. Michael was Executive Director of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland. Prior to that, he worked as a diplomat in Rome, New York and Buenos Aires, finishing his diplomatic career in the rank of First Counsellor.
Education and awards
Michael studied International Law, History and Modern Literature in Zurich, Hagen, Madrid and Manchester and holds an LL.M. in International Commercial Law. He is an honorary Professor of International Law.
Michael has received the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hon. President Barack Obama in 2016.
He has been awarded several grand crosses, honours and knighthoods from the Vatican, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Georgia, Hungary, Indonesia, and Vietnam among others.