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Chairman of Entrepreneurial Scotland

Chris van der Kuyl is the founding Chairman of Entrepreneurial Scotland. Chris is an entrepreneur whose expertise combines the start-up, development and market listed business arena in the technology, media and entertainment sectors.  Founder, co-owner and Chairman of 4J Studios, one of the UK’s most successful videogame developers and responsible for the multi-million selling and multi-award winning Minecraft Console editions. Minecraft is a global phenomenon and is currently on track to become the most successful videogame of all time.  Chris is a visiting professor of digital entertainment at University of Abertay Dundee and has been awarded honorary degrees from the University of Dundee, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Edinburgh and University of Strathclyde.  Elected as one of the youngest Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Chris sits on the boards of TV Squared,   Scottish Institute for Enterprise, Scottish EDGE Advisory, Informatics Ventures Advisory, Dundee Science Centre, Dundee Museums Trust and the High School of Dundee.