Jan Soentgerath was born in 1988 and grew up in Zuzwil (SG). He has always been interested in the great, wide world and in writing. He studied international relations at the HSG, where he also completed a business journalism course. He got his first glance at the world of business during an internship in M&A consulting at an auditing company in Zurich. In addition to his enthusiasm for politics, he also has a flair for language(s). He has been putting both to use at Helvetia since 2014, where he is currently the acting Head Corporate Communication in Austria.