Jurij Giacomelli

Jurij Giacomelli

president of the Italian-Slovenian Forum

Jurij Giacomelli (1970) is the Founder and Managing Director of Giacomelli Media Management and Consulting Ltd. (Gm) since 2012, specialised in corporate strategy, communications, innovation and stakeholder engagement.


He led several news publishing firms including Finance (Slovenia’s business daily) and Delo (leading news publishing house). He served as the CEO of Gorenje Design Studio and the Member of the Management Board of Prva Group, a regional 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 Giacomelli Media.


He is the President of the Italian-Slovenian Forum (“Italijansko-slovenski Forum italo-sloveno”), funded in 2012 in Ljubljana.


He is a speaker and lecturer. He teaches Design Management at the graduate International Master in Business (IMB) and in International Marketing and Business, both at the Faculty of Economics, Ljubljana University (FELU).


In 2004 he received the award for “Young Manager of the Year” by MAS.


In 2015 he received the honorary title “Cavalliere dell’ordine della Stella d’Italia” (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy).


He holds an MSc in Business Administration from IMB, FELU (1998).


He is fluent in English, Italian, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian (working proficiency) and German and handles basics of French and Spanish.