Jan is an experienced founder with a solid history in investment banking.
Jan De Bondt worked for 26 years as a Fixed Income Sales professional in Brussels, Frankfurt and mainly in London. After building profitable businesses at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Société Générale, he left the execution part of the business in January 2017. He started Kossaat Consulting and Connecting in 2017, providing advisory work to corporates and financial institutions on funding, regulation and business development.
Jan is a natural networker who is able to seamlessly connect parties and functions as a sounding board for a variety of business objectives and challenges.
In 2021 Jan became an independent director at the financial committee of Ethias Pension Fund. He has been a non-executive Director at Upgrade Estate since September 2021.
He co-founded Vlerick’s Executive Asset Management Programme in 2018, and remains its co-director.