Jan Niessen

Jan Niessen
Jan Niessen

Director
Migration Policy Group

Dr. Jan Niessen has used his incredible and unique skill set to achieve a world-wide impact on the way minority owned businesses are successful in the marketplace.In 1995, Dr. Niessen founded the Migration Policy Group (MPG) an independent policy agency. Basedin Brussels, MPG is a driving force advocating for minorities and their dignity, safety, and right to pursue life fully across nations. Through MPG, Dr. Niessen has fought ceaselessly for equality and mobility across borders to create a level playing field for immigrants that will enable them to build a life that matches their skills and aspirations. He has written widely on issues related to international migration and anti-racism and advises organizations on these issues both in the public and private sectors and at local, national, and international levels. He created Supplier Diversity Europe, the first supplier diversity organization in the UK, France, and Germany, which fosters co-operation among multi-nationals, large companies, public organizations, SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) and diverse and under-represented businesses. Through studies and research, Dr. Niessen continues to break down any barriers inhibiting equality and to procure opportunities and perpetuate respect for minorities across nations.