Michel Brogard '86

Founder and Managing Partner,
Lalaye Investments, LLC

Michel is the Managing Partner of Lalaye Investments, LLC., a private investment partnership, which he founded in 2012. Since 2021, Michel is a co-founder and the Chief Development Officer of World Quantum Growth Acquisition Corp., a Special Purpose Acquisition Company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. During 2019-2020 Michel was also the CEO, Americas for $15BN London-based hedge fund CQS. From 2005 to 2015, Michel was a Managing Partner, COO, CFO and Head of Business Development at Amber Capital, a New York and London-based hedge fund he co-founded in 2005 and which grew to $7BN.

Prior to 2005, Michel was a Managing Director with Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. Before this, he held senior positions with Paribas, HSBC Securities, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers.

Since 2003, Michel has served as a Trustee, Executive Committee member and chair of both the Finance Committee and the Endowment Committee of the Lycee Francais de New York. Michel also chairs the Investment Committee of the NY French American Chamber of Commerce and is a Trustee of the French American Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Michel is also a member of the Investment Committee of the French American Aid for Children charity. He is a member of the Global Advisory Board for The Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business at Columbia Business School.  From 2007 to 2011, and again in 2019-2020, Michel served as an elected Board Member of the Washington, DC-based MFA-Managed Funds Association, the advocate for the global hedge fund industry.

Michel earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering at INSA Strasbourg, France in 1984 and his MBA at Columbia University in 1986. In 2008 the French Minister of Education awarded Michel the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques.