Michel Billon, born in 1969, holds a master's degree in management from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Marseille-Provence. After various professional positions in sales and marketing within the Cetelem Banque (BNP Paribas Group) in France, he joined the Société Générale Group in 1999.
From 1999 to 2004, he was responsible for marketing and direct sales at the Italian subsidiary Fiditalia. In January 2005, he joined the Hanseatic Bank, a subsidiary of the Société Générale Group and the Otto Group, as Director Consumer Finance.
After founding Hanseatic Service Center GmbH in 2006, he also took over the position of Managing Director of the service company. In July 2010, he was appointed Managing Director of Hanseatic Bank and is responsible for sales, marketing and IT.