Giel Mertens

Giel joined Bax & Company in May 2017 as an innovation consultant, with a particular focus on improving public transport by accelerating the implementation of innovative mobility solutions such as ‘Mobility as a Service’ and automated transport. Giel has a special focus on public-private partnerships between cities and mobility providers.

His current work includes:

– Coordinating the PAV project, an EU partnership that enables cities and transport authorities to test autonomous vehicles and develop adequate urban mobility plans.

– Leading the MOBI-MIX project, in which cities across Europe are implementing shared bikes, shared cars, and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) applications.

Giel holds an MSc Strategic Management from the Radboud University in Nijmegen (NL). During his studies, he worked at ‘UniPartners’, a Junior Consultancy Enterprise which is part of the European JADE Network, to support local SMEs with their business challenges.

In his spare time, he likes to be active. He enjoys cycling in the hills around Barcelona and doing other sports like tennis.