Jan-Michiel Hessels Special Advisor
EMEA Amsterdam
Jan-Michiel Hessels Special Advisor

Jan-Michiel Hessels is a Special Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies. Before joining General Atlantic in 2014, Jan-Michiel served as Chairman of Euronext N.V. from 2000 to 2014 where he helped lead mergers with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Intercontinental Exchange Group (ICE). Drawing on more than 30 years of experience across many industries, Jan-Michiel has also served as a director of leading companies including Heineken, Royal Philips Electronics, SC Johnson Inc., Dillard’s Department Stores, and Fortis.

Current Board Affiliations

Philips, Preferred Shares Foundation, Chairman
Royal Boskalis Westminster, Chairman of Supervisory Board


Leiden University, LL.M.
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A.