On 11 April, Jan Post was taken by surprise when deputy mayor of Amsterdam Carolien Gehrels presented him with a decoration. This took place during celebrations for the first anniversary of the TEAMstages in the M-Lab theatre in Amsterdam. The honour was also conferred to Jan Post on behalf of Rob van Gijzel, mayor of Eindhoven. Jan was praised for his contributions to the communities of Eindhoven and Amsterdam and appointed a Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau.
Mr Jan Post (1944) was appointed UvA knowledge ambassador in September 2008. His role in this position was to strengthen ties between the university, universities of applied sciences and the business community. He also has an appointment at the UvA’s Faculty of Economics and Business where he graduated in economic studies in 1972.