Christian Michel

Chief Executive Officer

  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Nationality: German
  • Languages: German, Spanish, English
  • Since 2017 in Garnica
  • More than 28 years of experience



  • Christian Michel is Garnica’s CEO, reporting to Pedro Garnica, President of Garnica Group.

    Christian has over 27 years of experience in international industrial management. He was appointed Garnica Group CEO in October 2017. Until that time, he was CEO of Ursa Insulation, a European leader in the production of building insulation material. He also held leadership positions at Alvarez & Marsal, a US restructuring consulting firm, and at Campofrío Food Group, Europe’s leading processed meat company. Previously he was Principal at Boston Consulting Group.

    Christian is a strong believer in sustainability, globality and innovation. Since his appointment as CEO, Christian has been leading the transformation and growth of Garnica. Among his reasons for joining Garnica are its exceptional and passionate team, together with its impressive know-how and broad product range based on sustainable and local wood sources. His ambition is for Garnica to be regarded worldwide by its customers as the most reliable and innovative supplier of the highest quality engineered plywood products.

    Christian holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands), and an MSc in Cybernetics Engineering from the University of Stuttgart (Germany). He speaks fluent German, English, and Spanish.

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