Jan, the former President of Ball Packaging Europe, is well known in the packaging industry from being an industry leader in both metal- and paper packaging in Asia-Pacific & EMEA. During the last 10 years, he has held multiple positions in organisations supporting industry on government legislation (recycling & litter) in Europe. He was knighted in 2009 by the Dutch queen and received a Medal of Honor in Serbia in 2005 for his efforts to contribute to economic growth by building a beverage metal can plant. Known as ‘The Can Man’ for the beverage- and brewing industry, he is determined to bring the metal bottle to the market. Jan, a Dutch citizen, is currently 65 years young and has decided to come out of retirement for this project, with a commitment of 5 to 10 years.
Steven is the former CEO of Peers SA, a Swiss investment firm for private clients. He has traded in securities, bonds and currencies on the global market. Previously he worked for Prudential Bach Securities in the Netherlands and Societe Generale in South Africa, where he was born. Finance and trading are in his blood, and working with clients to find the best financial risk-reward solution is what he likes to do best. He is currently 56 years old and specializes in raising venture capital for Helvetia Metal Bottle Company and is the contact person for interested investors.