Senior Strategic Advisor
Senior executive with great global experience, deep knowledge and skills in personal development .He spent almost 22 years in Microsoft. In his last job (2007-2014) he served as Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation. Now he helps people, organizations and countries to unlock human potential trough different development programs. In coaching and mentoring field Jan works closely with INSEAD, Gallup and SeedCamp. He is Senior Strategic Adviser for Atlantic Bridge Venture. He has been serving in different advisory boards of several European governments in the field of ICT, national competitiveness and education. He is involved in his advisory capacity in different projects of WEF, OECD and EC.
He is well regarded speaker at WEF, OECD, EC, EP, Harvard, INSEAD, Cambridge and Economist events. Jan has been interviewed by CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Times, New York Times and WSJ.
From 2008 – 2010 he was moderator of CT24 morning talk show Rendez-vous in Czech TV.
Jan Muehlfeit joined Microsoft in 1993 in Czech where he hold different leadership positions. He received the MS President’s Award for Excellence in 1994. Jan was named RD of MS CEE in 2000 and promoted to VP EMEA in 2002. Under his leadership, CEE became company’s best performing region worldwide for four consecutive years. In 2004 he also became a co-architect of MS global emerging markets strategy and member of Microsoft executive board for emerging markets.
Following these achievements, Jan Muehlfeit assumed the role of VP PS EMEA in 2005. He was named VP, EMEA Corporate & Government Strategy in 2006 and was subsequently promoted to Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation in 2007. He was key in normalizing Microsoft relationship with EU institutions. Jan left Microsoft at the end of 2014.
Born in 1962, Jan Muehlfeit grew up in Czechoslovakia. He received a computer science degree from the Czech Technical University and later on completed executive development programs at Wharton, LSE and Harvard.