From 2003 until 2006, Simon Michel worked for Orange Communications AG, where he was responsible for, among other things, the introduction and marketing of UMTS.
Simon Michel studied economics at the University of St. Gallen and completed a Masters with a focus on media and communications management.
He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Unitectra AG, sitem-insel AG and Forster Rohner AG. Simon Michel has been a member of the board of the Chamber of Commerce in the Cantons of Berne and Solothurn and since 2015 a member of the board of Swiss Medtech, the umbrella association of Swiss medtech, and other boards of trustees and advisory boards since 2015.
In June 2017, Simon Michel’s father, Willy Michel, founded the Diabetes Center Berne Foundation (DCB), which works closely with the University Hospital of the Insel Group and is researching new therapeutic approaches to improve the quality of life of people with diabetes. Simon Michel is Chairman of the Board of Directors of DCB Research AG, a 100 % subsidiary of the foundation.
Simon Michel was elected to the Cantonal Council of the Canton of Solothurn in March 2017.