Jan Opitz is a project manager at Metropolregion Mitteldeutschland Management GmbH. He was born in Thuringia. After graduating in Geography from the University of Leipzig, he joined Leipzig’s City Planning Office. Since that time, he has spent six years working for CGMR. As the deputy chair of one of its working groups, he has supervised national and EU projects and was responsible for the organizational processes within the group. He moved to the head office of CGMR in 2012, where he contributes his expertise to the coordination and controlling of projects at Metropolregion Mitteldeutschland Management GmbH.