jan-karel-mak-smallJan Karel Mak is CEO at Deerns, a worldwide operating engineering firm. His motivation to actively support: “Horrible conflicts in the Middle East and Africa have led to a refugee influx Europe has not seen since the second World War. Fighting human tragedies arising from this influx is nothing more than a matter of civilisation and compassion. GreenfieldCities is an initiative giving refugees hope and opportunities for a dignified human existence, which they can shape themselves. The development of an ecologically, economically and governmentally sustainable urban environment close to areas affected, also helps to alleviate the political pressure on Europe; it can be an adequate, effective, humane and ecologically sound answer to the dramas enrolling as we speak. That is why I support and cooperate with GreenfieldCities.”