“Innovate or die!” is the motto of Jan Kriekels, a creative economist with an anthropological background. After travelling to more than 100 countries, with many twists and turns along the way, he has a unique perspective on the future, focussed on sustainability, creativity, and social responsibility. Five values are central to his vision of business and society: Respect Nature, Awaken the Artist, Dream a Future, Create Emotion and Build Bridges.

Kriekels is the CEO of Jaga Climate Designers, pioneers in designing innovative, ecologically sustainable heating, cooling and ventilation systems using less energy and fewer raw materials. Jaga’s compact, low flow temperature radiators are a key enabler for low carbon heating in the UK, providing high outputs with heat pumps and solar energy systems. Jaga employs 600 people and operates in more than 35 countries around the globe. Under his leadership, the company has won many international design and export awards.