Jurij Giacomelli is the Founder and Managing Director of Gm, a strategy consultancy founded in 2012, engaged with clients and partners thriving on circular transformations and sustainability innovation. On behalf of META Ventures he serves as the investment manager of META Ingenium, a venture capital fund seated in Ljubljana, focused on early-stage firms and is ESIL Local Leader for Slovenia.
In the course of his career he served at senior management posiitons in different industries, including news publishing firms (Finance, the publisher of Slovenia’s business daily and Delo, leading news publisher). He was the founding CEO of Gorenje Design Studio and the Member of the Management Board of Prva Group, a life insurance company. In 2013 he joined NLB, region’s leading and Slovenia’s largest bank, as general secretary and corporate communications director, during the Bank’s most difficult times.
He is a PhD candidate at the doctorate programme of the School of Economics and Business of Ljubljana University, where he accomplished MSc in Business Administration (1998). He was awarded “Young Manager of the Year” by the Manager Association of Slovenia (MAS) in 2004 and “Cavalliere dell’ordine della Stella d’Italia” (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) in 2015.