Jan Klerken

Jan Klerken, MSc, Vice Director of Groningen Confucius Institute. In his role, he focuses on business development between China and the Northern region of the Netherlands. Holding a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Tilburg, he has been working in the area of Human Resources since 1993, making his career specifcally in the international food business. Combining numerous roles, he has been acting as a Human Resources Consultant at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences since December 2010 and is also an independent HR counselor. His main drive is to inspire people and organisations to be top performers. From that point of view, he assists companies and institutions doing business with China in developing and expanding their intercultural competencies