Maarten de Jeu

Managing Director in Chicago, IL

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Maarten de Jeu, a known strategic business advisor, launched SVM BUSINESS ADVISORY in 2012. Starting with a distinguished business education (MBA University of Oxford, ranked first in class, multi-lingual), Maarten has built a successful career in international business, financial services, and commercial real estate investment.

De Jeu brings a unique mix of industry knowledge, technical skills, extensive international experience (with a global business network in North America, Europe, and Asia), and a deep understanding of global institutional and cultural settings.

An accomplished advisor to senior executives for Fortune 100 (financial services / insurance) companies, Ultra High Net Worth individuals, and technology start-ups, de Jeu is recognized for his ability to shepherd projects through a decision making process, and building effective multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.

Prior to building SVM BUSINESS ADVISORY, de Jeu worked for Aviva plc. as Director of Strategy & Corporate development, international strategy manager at Aviva's London office, and TVDK Management Consultants where he worked with their top clients including ABN AMRO, ING, Sara Lee, and Heinz.

De Jeu is also known as the co-founder of the successful technology start-up called SpeakUp®, one of Europe's leading ethics and compliance solutions for publicly listed companies.

When de Jeu isn't working, spending time with his wonderful family, or playing tennis, he is active with various community and business associations including: the Economic Club of Chicago, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Dean's International Council, Museum of Science & Industry, and the Environmental Law & Policy Center.

  • Work
    • SVM Business Advisory
  • Education
    • University of Oxford
    • Leiden University