Michel Anliker

Director, Head of Trade & Customs

KPMG Switzerland

Michel Anliker is a Director and Head of Trade & Customs. With over ten years’ experience as an international trade and customs expert, Michel specializes in strategic customs planning and optimizing value chains. He helps companies optimize their supply chain by focusing on aspects such as trade policy, trade and customs regulation as well as practical application and optimization through free-trade agreements, compliance (export controls and sanctions), customs valuation, tariff classification and streamlining import/export activities – supported by IT solutions designed for global trade.

Michel gained an in-depth understanding of the Asian customs, trade and regulatory landscape while working as a Customs Manager in Singapore from 2012 to 2015. Before joining KPMG, he used to work for a customs and global trade consultancy in Basel, Bern, Zurich and Geneva.

Michel lectures at various universities and public events and frequently contributes articles in expert and trade journals.

Education and qualifications

  • Attorney–at–Law

  • Master of Law (lic. iur. - University Fribourg)

  • Post Master in EU Custom Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam)


  • Member of EFA

Other experience

  • Industry experience: Automotive, Manufacturing, Chemicals / Petrochemicals, Pharma, Retail & Consumer

  • Language skills: fluent in German, French and English

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