In 2019 Jan founded the Impact private investing firm Trill Impact, with more than EUR 1 billion in assets, targeting businesses with the ambition to create powerful societal or environmental impact alongside competitive financial returns. Previously, he was part of the original team of Northern Europe’s leading private equity firm, EQT, where he for 24 years tenure also held the positions as Deputy CEO and Deputy Chairman. Between 1985 and 1994 Jan worked in various operational executive positions at Ovako Steel.
Jan graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with majors in Economic Analysis and Accounting & Finance. His thesis on option pricing theory was selected the best thesis in Sweden in 1985. He has also studied in the MBA program at the New York University Stern School of Business. Jan is a frequent speaker at conferences and has been lecturing on Private Equity at the Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University. He has been a keynote speaker or panelist in the European Parliament in Brussels, Harvard Business School and University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, and many others.
Jan has extensive experience of board work globally with more than twenty board seats over thirty years and has operated both in Europe, Asia, and North America. In the life science space Jan has previously served on the boards of the renal care group Gambro, cancer diagnostic company Dako A/S and Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH. He is currently a board member of Bactiguard AB and Trelleborg AB. Jan is also the Chairman of the Swedish Chess Academy and a founding board member in Djurgården’s (a leading soccer and ice hockey club in Sweden) Business Network.