“I’m a real culture junkie. When I came to live in the north of Brussels, I was disappointed to discover that I had to order tickets for my favourite show a year in advance. At Uplace, I intend to expand that offer by bringing in both local and internationally renowned artists. Uplace must be the cradle of a unique cultural experience. And my dream would be to become its administrator!”
Jan traded in his brilliant career as a lawyer – a partner at Linklaters among other places – to become an entrepreneur in 2004. He started out as one of the leading figures of Eurinpro. In 2007, he co-founded Uplace and became its CEO. Jan has a law degree from Ghent University and went on to obtain a master of laws from Michigan University. The things he loves in life are words, music and riding his horse.