Michel Vukotic completed the Wirtschaftsgymnasium, Freudenberg with certificate, Type E in 1978. Between 1978 and 1984 he studied at University of St. Gallen and graduated with a Business Management degree. Following this, he completed four post-graduate Seminares at University of Zurich.
During his studies he held an Internship at FIDES Revision, Zurich, before joining Etterlin, Klipstein & Partner AG, Zurich, as a tax advisor (1984 - 1987). Between 1987 and 2017, he held various positions at Bank Julius Baer, Zurich, starting in the Capital Market Department (1987 - 1992), then Derivatives Switzerland (1992) before being the sector head at Equity Trading (1993 - 1997). Following this he was the head of the Securities Department (1997 - 2001), key account manager at Special Client Services (2001 - 2004) and relationship manager in the Zurich Special Client Services department (2004 - 2017).