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Michael Mueller (born 1972) is CEO of Valora Group, a Swiss listed retail company with focus on small-format retail, food service and trading activities with operating businesses in eight European countries. Michael joined Valora in 2012 as the Group’s CFO and became CEO in 2014. Before Valora, Michael created in 2007 for an investment group privately held by Georg von Opel an independent asset manager, active as a principal investor in private and public equities, and joined Jelmoli Holding, a Swiss listed retail and real estate conglomerate, initially as a member of the board of directors and the executive committee and, from 2008, as CEO, and delegate of the board of directors. Before Michael’s executive and principal roles, he was active as a management consultant and M&A advisor. After graduation, he joined Bain & Company, where he worked for industrial and private equity clients on strategic transformation and restructuring programs in a number of industry sectors in Europe and the United States. After Bain, he joined the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt, in its M&A practice. Michael studied business law at the universities of St. Gallen, completing his studies with a master’s degree in law (lic. iur. HSG) from the University of St. Gallen.