For nearly two decades Jan worked in the financial industry including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Salomon Brothers. Jan has invested in private and public markets, advised and raised public capital across multiple industries in Europe and North America.
His expertise is in the areas of: investment strategies, entrepreneurial finance and mergers and acquisitions for both European and North American markets. He has managed money in equities and fixed income as well as advised hedge funds in a variety of strategies.
In addition, since 2003 he has been teaching at graduate schools in Europe and North America. He is a Visiting Professor at IESE Business School, and a Finance Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley and at Beedie School of Business. Jan has designed and delivered Executive custom courses at IESE and INSEAD. He has won numerous Teaching Awards and The Economist rated him as one of the Top #20 Business School Professors in the world.
Jan holds a LL.B. and LL.M. from the Katholieke Universtiteit Leuven, an MBA from IESE Business School, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Essex. He holds the ICD.D Designation for corporate directors from the Rotman School of Management and earned his AMP at Harvard Business School.