Michael Ryan

Office: +1 345 946 3804
Fax: +1 345 945 2472

PO Box 30994
Grand Cayman KY1-1204
Cayman Islands


Michael Ryan - Biography

Mike Ryan

Michael Ryan

International Developer


Mike is a pioneer, leader, innovator and visionary in luxury resort and residential development.

What makes him unique is that he combines this with a fierce tenacity to get things done regardless of the obstacles.


For more than twenty years he has consistently broken new ground and raised the bar for what is possible.


Many of the elements now considered standard requirements for luxury developments were first his brainchild


Nowhere is this more apparent than in his ground breaking Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman project, where he not only was the first to see that high-end resort developments required a combination of hotel and branded residential that worked together seamlessly, but was also the first to realize the potential of bringing multiple complimentary brands together to create something unique, and uniquely valuable, in the world.


A combination of skills and experience covering, design, construction, operations, sales, marketing and finance enable him to see all aspects of a project at once.


His unique abilities have enabled him to partner with people who are all recognized as the very best in their fields, convincing them to risk their reputations with him as they work together.


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Each and every one has a well-earned position as the best of the best, and they have each chosen Michael Ryan as their partner.


Similarly in the fields of finance; Blackstone Group, Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Scotland, Mitsui Sumitomo and others chose to work with Michael Ryan through economic cycles, good and bad, because he gets the job done.


His most recent project in London, Lloyds Chambers, where he has partnered with former Treasury Secretary John Snow, Fosun and Aviva is another example of his ability to see value and act on it to secure outsized returns.


He is based, through his company Silverfin Development www.silverfin.ky in Grand Cayman, and has been involved in projects from Canada to Costa Rica, London to Vietnam.


He is prominently known in Cayman for his charity work having, for the past ten years, been the main benefactor of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, raising funds for this charity through the now famous annual Legends Tennis Charity Event www.compasscayman.com/tennis.


He was Chairman of the Cayman Islands National Investment Council, [Chairman of National Investment Council Appointment_27-Sep-2011.pdf] and has been on the boards of the Private Finance Initiative Oversight Committee, the Cayman Islands Investment Council and the Planning Review Committee.


Along with developing, he is interested in a wide variety of activities including surfing, scuba diving, flying and has recently launched the first untethered hot air balloon company in the Caribbean.


When not sailing around the world with his family he divides his time between Grand Cayman and London.

Sir Richard Branson and Mike Ryan

Michael Ryan with Steve Case (Founder of AOL) and Congressman Robert Livingston

The Ritz-Carlton Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting 15 December 2005

Tony Blair and Mike Ryan

Greg Norman The Shark and Mike Ryan

The DeckHouses

Former tennis world no.1 Jim Courier and Michael Ryan

Aerial view of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Mark O'Meara and Mike Ryan

Mike Ryan with Sheryl Crow

Mike Ryan with chef Eric Ripert

James Lapushner - Principal Anacott Capital, Guo Guangchang - Chairman Fosun International and Michael Ryan
Fosun’s Annual General Meeting in Shanghai – February 2015