Founder, Gm Partnering with META Group
Jurij Giacomelli (1970) is the Founder and Managing Director of Giacomelli Media Management and Consulting Ltd. (Gm), a strategy consultancy founded in 2012, engaged with clients and partners thriving on circular transformations and sustainability innovation. As a partner of META Group, he serves as the investment manager of META Ingenium, a venture capital fund, focused on early-stage firms with a specific focus on the Slovenian economy, and ESIL Local Leader.
In the course of his career he served as CEO of several large companies, including news publishing firms (Finance, the publisher of Slovenia’s business daily and Delo, leading news publisher). He also served as a senior executive in other industries: 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. In mid 2015, after a successful outcome of the NLB’s rescue, he returned to Gm.
He is the President of the Italian-Slovenian Forum, speaker, lecturer and a writing contributor in several news media and the editor-in-chief of the yearly publication “Outlook”.
In 2004 he received the award for “Young Manager of the Year” by the Manager Association of Slovenia (MAS). In 2015 he received the honorary title “Cavalliere dell’ordine della Stella d’Italia” (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) by the President of the Republic of Italy Giorgio Napolitano.