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J. Michael Giles


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J. Michael Giles is an adviser to a leading Thai/Chinese family in Bangkok. Formerly, he was with Merrill Lynch in London as CEO of Merrill Lynch International Banks and CEO of Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Private Client Securities with offices in 24 countries. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mike worked with Citibank in commercial and investment banking in the Philippines; Indonesia; Thailand; Greece (Middle East region); and Saudi Arabia.

Currently, Mike serves on the board of directors for PlanMember Financial, a financial planning firm; the SBCC Foundation; and Direct Relief.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in international business from UCLA.

Mike and his wife Diane live in Santa Barbara. They have a daughter in San Francisco, and son in Los Angeles.

Author: Jessica Tade


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