Former Museum of Science and Industry chairman Maarten De Jeu is a successful financial expert that currently acts as a managing partner at SVM Business Advisory, a company he founded in 2012. Maarten De Jeu spent time in the UK and the Netherlands to complete his education. He attended Leiden University to earn his Public Administration degree, followed by the University of Oxford to earn his Master’s in Business Administration. Learn more: http://www.chicagosplash.com/galleries/102217_msi/photography-by-jeff-schear-visuals-3
Maarten graduated with highest honors from the University of Oxford in 2005, during which time he was already working for TVDK Management Consultants, an international financial strategy company. Although he started in a beginner position, Maarten De Jeu quickly worked his way up the ranks to earn management positions. By 2008, Maarten moved on from TVDK with eight years of experience to work at Aviva, a Chicago based company in the United States. Maarten took up strategy planning and portfolio review work at Aviva’s offices in London until he eventually became the Director of Strategy and Corporate Development.
After four years of working in an executive position, Maarten De Jeu wanted to start his own business using his acquired knowledge, thus SVM Business Advisory was born. De Jue has since co-founded another technology startup known as SpeakUp, an ethics and compliance company in Europe.
Throughout his career, Maarten De Jeu has built up an impressive network of business relationships from around the world in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Maarten is also affiliated with various companies as a member of the board or general consultant, including the Museum of Science and Industry, the Economics Club of Chicago, the Environmental Law and Policy Center, the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Along with his international financial experience, Maarten De Jeu has also taken the time to learn several different languages, such as Dutch, French, and German. According to Maarten, it has made him a better communicator, and in several cases, being multilingual has opened up paths to new business ventures in regards to business partnerships and real estate investments. Follow Maarten De Jeu on Twitter