Jan Vincent Meertens

Having studied, lived and worked as entrepreneur, manager and trainer for more than three decades in different countries around the world, Jan Vincent offers acclaimed intercultural management training and coaching to global professionals in the private and public sectors.


Jan Vincent has studied, lived and worked for more than four decades in different countries around the world. He took an MBA at the American School for Global Management, Thunderbird, Arizona.

He has been a country manager for a large Dutch corporation in the Americas and builds his own training and consultancy company which he successfully sold.

Today, Jan Vincent is an author and publishes articles and books on intercultural management. He is also an experienced trainer and coach with a focus on leadership and negotiation skills. Jan Vincent assists global managers in both the public and private sector, focusing on developing sound cross-cultural business strategies with a social impact, enhancing cultural competencies, and preparing for international business missions and complex cross-cultural negotiations.

He has founded Connect2us.eu, a non-profit foundation to help improve communications between migrant and host communities in the European Union.

He has lived, studied and/or worked in the United States, Colombia, Guatemala, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, Europe, Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam and Ghana (amongst others).


Publications, Papers & Articles:

Honours, Awards and Memberships

  • Chairman of the Board of the Connect2Us Foundation
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Piano Duo Festival
  • Honorary Volunteer (past Board Member) of the Fire Fighter Without Borders Foundation
  • Award Ministry of Economic Affairs for best export market research
  • Award of Netherlands Centre for Directors for best University market research

Expert in

Leadership development, Intercultural negotiation, Intercultural competence


Government and Supranational, Health, Management


Intercultural Management

Worked and lived in

The Netherlands, Colombia, United States, Sri Lanka, Guatemala


Dutch, English, Spanish

Travels from

The Netherlands