Michael Jansen

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cityzenith

An impassioned architect, urbanist, and entrepreneur, Michael has founded and led high-growth companies in the US and Asia for more than two decades.

Having studied architecture at Yale and Cambridge, and earned a Fulbright Scholarship, he worked as an architect in the United States, India, and China for several years, leading the Asia practices of two major US international architecture firms before the age of 30.

In 2004, Michael founded a major CAD/BIM services company in India backed by Sequoia Capital, which grew to over 500 employees in just four years, disrupting the global architecture profession.

Featured on CNN, CNBC, the BBC, and in several major business, government, and AEC publications worldwide, Michael has received several awards for his work, including the “40 Under 40” accolade from Building Design + Construction.

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