Jan Kuschnik was born in 1974 in Lüneburg, Germany. After his training as a civil engineer at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, he joined the construction company Theo Urbach GmbH. He completed a Masters of Industrial Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Wedel, after which he joined the DWI Group in Hamburg in 2003. He worked there as an authorized signatory and Commercial Director until the end of 2013. Jan Kuschnik has been a member of the Executive Board of the DWI Group in Hamburg since January 2014.