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Michelle Le Herissier

Managing Director - South Dakota South Dakota 

Michelle has nearly 25 years’ industry experience and joined JTC in 2015 to head up the company’s office in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Since then her role has significantly diversified and she now has responsibility as MD for JTC’s private client operations in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

In addition to managing the daily administration activities of this jurisdiction, Michelle also has responsibility for building the team, together with expanding JTC’s service offering in this jurisdiction, supporting the Regional Americas Head – Emilio Miguel, by developing relationships with clients, third party introducers and a variety of intermediaries.

Prior to JTC, Michelle was based in Singapore for eight years. She spent four years with Barclays as Managing Director of the Singapore and Hong Kong trust divisions and the other four with Cititrust, where she set up and ran a similar operation. She has also spent a number of years in the private wealth arena in Switzerland (Zurich) working for Citi and Credit Suisse with a particular focus on the Asian marketplace.

Michelle has been named as one of Citywealth’s ‘Power Women’ in their Leaders List in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.

After being recognised in Citywealth’s IFC Top 200 ‘Power women’ in both 2017 and 2018, Michelle was also shortlisted for Citywealth’s ‘Powerwomen’ Award – Woman of the Year – Leadership – Financial Organisation (Managing Director) in 2020.


  • TEP Diploma in Trust and Estate Practise
  • Professional Diploma in Financial Services Management


In Their Spare Time

Originally from Jersey, Michelle is an extremely keen rescue diver and has experienced the underwater magic of Indonesia, Micronesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, the Maldives and Cayman, coming within millimetres of white and black tip reef sharks, hammerheads, whale sharks and manta rays – which are her favourites … although she says the pygmy seahorses are just as much fun as the big stuff!

She also enjoys walking and red wine, and is in an ongoing battle in trying to rule the roost with her three adopted and very well-travelled cats – Lola, Tumbletina and Monkey Man – who have more stamps in their passports than her!


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We value shared ownership

We operate around the principle that if our people have a stake in the business, they will do a better job for our clients.

We invest in people

Over 85% of our employees hold a relevant professional qualification or are working towards this through our dedicated JTC Academy.

We embrace technology

We operate a variety of best-in-class systems to deliver and maintain an impeccable standard of administration and use technology to innovate in both service delivery and efficiency.

We value relationships

We aim to work with clients who share our belief in the importance of building strong relationships over time.

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