Jan Kamphuisen, based in the UAE, is the Head of the UAE Office at ASG. He advises clients investing or operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and supports organizations based in the region with their endeavors elsewhere around the globe.
Prior to joining ASG, Mr. Kamphuisen worked at a global risk consultancy, where he headed up the political risk consulting practice for the MENA region. In that role he gained considerable experience helping organizations understand and resolve a broad range of issues and capitalize on opportunities from Morocco to Pakistan. Mr. Kamphuisen subsequently managed the firm’s Europe & Africa teams in London, before moving to Yangon where he led its Myanmar operations.
Earlier in his career he worked as a lawyer in Cairo and Dubai, where he advised clients on corporate and commercial issues in various North African and GCC countries. Mr. Kamphuisen started his career at the European Space Agency, where he worked on legal aspects of space programs before assuming a broader role focused on the Agency’s technology transfer and business incubator programs.
Mr. Kamphuisen holds a Master’s degree in European and International Law and a degree in Arabic Language and Culture from Leiden University in the Netherlands. He also studied International Relations at the University of Poitiers, France.
Mr. Kamphuisen is a native Dutch speaker, and also speaks English, French, German, and Arabic, as well as some Italian and Spanish.