Iepe is a passionate storyteller, innovator, thinker and fighter. 12 years ago, he invented chessboxing, a sport that combines the #1 thinking sport with the #1 fighting sport.
Being on the creative side of things as an artist almost all his life, he now applies these skills and mindset to developing and executing on a first class business case: creating a professional league for chessboxing.
As president of the non profit amateur arm of chessboxing, the World Chess Boxing Organisation, he’s established a worldwide movement, with organisations in China, India, Russia, Iran, Italy, Germany, Finland, USA and Mexico. His goal as president is to create a lasting structure where everybody involved benefits from the achievements being made in the world of chessboxing.
Iepe’s ultimate goal is to increase access for as many people as possible to knowledge, capital and culture.