Jan Dewijngaert joined Gimv in 1989 and soon became responsible to monitor and expand Gimv’s international network, primarily in Europe and the USA. He executed several investments in new funds in the USA.
In 1992, he set up a first CEE fund for Gimv: Fund New Europe, which invested into Central and Eastern European projects.
As of 1994, he also covered Asia for Gimv and made several investments (o.a. in China and Vietnam) .
In 2002, Gimv decided to reduce its activities in Asia and thereafter Jan Dewijngaert focused primarily on Central and Eastern Europe.
After a 2 year in-house training program offered by the Bank, Jan Dewijngaert worked as an international loan officer in the Brussels head office and thereafter in the branches in Bremen (Germany) and New York.
He was a partner at Gimv (2012-2015) and Managing Director at Eagle Venture Partners (2001-2015). Gimv (www.gimv.com) is a leading European investment firm established in 1980 and has approximately € 1.8 bn assets under management. Gimv is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels.
Jan Dewijngaert was responsible for all Gimv activities in Central & Eastern Europe since 1992. He set up and managed seven funds that focused on investments in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia and Kazakhstan. Five of these funds were sponsored primarily by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
He also was the founder and Managing Director of Eagle (www.evp.ru), a manager of Russian and Kazakh private equity funds. He executed about 70 investments across a wide variety of sectors and exited most of them. In many of those companies, he was serving on the Board of Directors.
He was a member of the Investment Committee of ten private equity funds. He also was a regular speaker on international conferences on private equity in CEE.
Since 2015 is Director Private Equity at Incofin IM
Incofin IM (www.incofin.com) is a manager of micfrofinance investment funds. Currently, Incofin manages over $850m, spread over 11 funds. He is a member of the Board of Directors of two financial institutions based in Georgia and Armenia.
He is married and has 2 children (18 and 13 years). He is interested in sports (tennis, football, cycling).
He was born in June 4, 1959 in Leuven, Belgium. Fluently speaks in English, French and Dutch (mother tongue) and medium in German and Russian.