Ian Bland was born in New York City and grew up in Cooperstown, New York, famous for being the home of baseball and that of the first American novelist, James Fenimore Cooper, author of Last of the Mohicans. After finishing a BSEE at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Ian Bland began a career in intrapreneuring.

Over the next 30 years, he refined the art of intrapreneuring, creating visions and strategies for high-tech companies in the USA and Europe and transforming these visions into profitable, high-growth ventures. In 2009, he founded IRB Business Development and become an independent consultant specializing in business development.

Ian is the creator of Kev & Jewell, the story of 2 adrenaline-junkie electrons who find a new thrill-ride. We plan for this to become a TV series. He is also co-initiator of ebeam Technologies, an innovative brand of the Comet Group. He is also an environmental activist, initiating the Swiss National Clean-up Day, which is run annually by the IGSU. Ian Bland is a born lateral thinker and creator of inspiring visions. A Swiss resident since 1999, he is the father of a young daughter and son and currently lives in Langenthal. Ian speaks English and German.