Jan Jackholt is Director of the procurement function at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Jan is a Swedish National and holds a Master in Business Administration from Uppsala University. Before joining the EBRD in 1999 Jan was working with procurement and implementation of IFI and donor funded development projects in Latvia, Estonia, Zambia, Vietnam and Poland. Apart from the very important day to day support to the Bank’s projects and the cooperation with other International institutions Jan consider the establishment of the International Master Class in Public Procurement Management with Tor Vergata University in Rome and the Belgrade Law Faculty amongst the most rewarding achievements in his career. The Master classes have formed a natural and large network of public procurement professionals in the Bank’s countries of operations that consists of not only skilled procurement professionals but also friends.