Jan de Jeu MA MSc (1955) graduated in Philosophy (1981) and Educational Sciences (1983) at the University of Groningen. In 1988/89 he participated in the Executive Development Programme Business Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam and in 1998 in the Senior Executive Programme at London Business School.
Jan de Jeu started his career in several management roles at Dutch Mail (1984-1993). He subsequently worked as sector manager Facilities and Services at a large hospital (1993-2000). In 2000 he started working as a consultant and became managing partner of Twynstra Gudde Managers and Consultants. As of 2008, he was member of the Executive Board of Twynstra Gudde Holding. In January 2012 he joined the Board of the University of Groningen. His responsibilities are finance, housing and real estate, technology transfer, public private partnerships, commercial activities and ICT.