Jan-Nicolas Vanderveken

Jan-Nicolas Vanderveken

Havas Montréal at Havas
Montreal, Canada

Summary

Named President of Havas in Montréal in 2016 and then CEO of Havas Montréal in 2017, Jan-Nicolas Vanderveken is a prominent influencer and creator of links across the digital, advertising and creative worlds. With almost 20 years of experience in communication and marketing, Jan-Nicolas provides his multidisciplinary team with the creative framework they need to innovate, as well as strategic orientation based on his in-depth knowledge of technology, code, design, gaming and copy. Previously, he was President and Founding Partner of TP1, a full service digital agency in Montreal, Canada.
His commitment to improving the quality of digital as a whole and leveraging agile creativity extends to his activities as a conference speaker and board member (A2C - Association of Creative Communications Agencies, Belgium-Québec Board of Trade and, until recently, Digital Alliance). Jan-Nicolas is an involved leader in the digital community, contributing to the evolution of the industry through projects such as I see mtl, 15x15 and the Quebec delegation to SXSW. As a passionate member of the local arts community, he also actively supports or anchors organizations such as FTA and the St-Ambroise Fringe Festival, and is the instigator of Lunch Beat Montréal.
This bon vivant is also passionate about food and the Montreal restaurant scene. If you want to meet up with him, offer to introduce Jan-Nicolas to a new lunch place. 

Positions

CEO
Havas Montréal
February 2017 - Present (10 months)
Member of the Board of Directors
Montreal Comic Arts Festival
February 2017 - Present (10 months)
Incumbent Vice-President of the Board of Directors
Association of Creative Communications Agencies - A2C
August 2016 - Present (1 year 4 months)
The Association of Creative Communications Agencies (A2C) is the voice of almost 70 agencies in Quebec of different sizes, configurations, and specialties, but all with one thing in common: a commitment to creative communications. Its members generate more than 75% of the industry’s revenues in Quebec and contribute to the success of companies here and abroad.
Member of the Board of Directors
Belgium-Québec Board of Trade
March 2016 - Present (1 year 9 months)
Le Cercle d’Affaires Belgique-Québec (CABQ) a pour mission de favoriser le réseautage et le développement d’affaires entre les différentes organisations, associations professionnelles, gens d’affaires et entreprises ayant des liens et des intérêts commerciaux ou économiques avec la Belgique, le Québec et le Canada.
President
Toronto/Montreal, Canada
June 2016 - February 2017 (8 months)
Member of the Board of Directors
Association of Creative Communications Agencies - A2C
November 2013 - August 2016 (2 years 9 months)
The Association of Creative Communications Agencies (A2C) is the voice of almost 70 agencies in Quebec of different sizes, configurations, and specialties, but all with one thing in common: a commitment to creative communications. Its members generate more than 75% of the industry’s revenues in Quebec and contribute to the success of companies here and abroad.
President & founding partner
TP1
Montréal, Canada
November 2005 - June 2016 (10 years 7 months)
TP1 is a Montreal web agency specialized in creating, producing and managing interactive solutions. We deliver online projects through a combination of imagination and expertise. More than just an online production company, we’re also a business partner!
Trésorier, membre du comité de direction et administrateur
Alliance numérique
September 2012 - November 2013 (1 year 2 months)
Depuis sa création en 2001, Alliance numérique constitue le réseau d’affaires de l’industrie des nouveaux médias et des contenus numériques interactifs du Québec. L’Alliance compte près de 100 membres actifs dans le secteurs du jeu vidéo et du divertissement numérique interactif. Elle soutient leur développement en leur offrant une gamme étendue de services et d’activités.
Administrateur
Alliance numérique
September 2010 - September 2012 (2 years)
Depuis sa création en 2001, Alliance numérique constitue le réseau d’affaires de l’industrie des nouveaux médias et des contenus numériques interactifs du Québec. L’Alliance compte près de 100 membres actifs dans le secteurs du jeu vidéo et du divertissement numérique interactif. Elle soutient leur développement en leur offrant une gamme étendue de services et d’activités.
Owner
Studio Logiciel
1999 - June 2006 (7 years 5 months)
Studio Logiciel specialized in the development of intranet and extranet applications. Our clients included: Air Canada, Bell Canada International, Bombardier, Bombardier Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Deloitte, The Comedy Network and Yellow Pages Group.
Ecommerce consultant
BOMBARDIER
1999 - 2005 (6 years)
Lead architect
Bell Canada
1997 - 1999 (2 years)
Software architect responsible for the management, development and support of the Decision Resource Network – the most critical intranet site within Bell Canada. The site gathered and disseminated (often sensitive) strategic and financial information throughout the enterprise, allowing content publishers to control who can view it. Lead architect for a high-security extranet for the board of directors of BCE.
Analyst
DMR, une division de Fujitsu Conseil (Canada) inc
1996 - 1997 (1 year)
Analyst in charge of Lotus Notes development at Teleglobe. Implemented Teleglobe's first Intranet using Lotus Domino.
Programmer-analyst
LGS Group
1993 - 1996 (3 years)
Programmer-analyst in charge of Lotus Notes application developement at Montreal's head office. Implemented company's first website and Internet email gateway.

Education

Business administration

Maisonneuve College
1993 - 1995 (2 years)

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