Giel Mertens

Giel joined Bax & Company in May 2017 as an innovation consultant, working at the intersection of business, government, and technology with a particular focus on the digital transformation of transportation to help cities and organisations prepare for the future of (autonomous) mobility. By collaborating with local authorities, academia and industry players, Giel aims to help develop innovative solutions that are driven by value, rather than technology.

Giel’s current projects include:

  • – Developing and leading EU collaborative projects enabling SMEs to implement their solutions on autonomous mobility in the urban environment;
  • – Supporting local governments across Europe to adopt new transport modes in the urban environment.


Giel holds an MSc Strategic Management at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (NL). During his student time, he worked at ´UniPartners´, a Junior Consultancy Enterprise part of the European JADE Network, to support local SMEs with their business challenges. It was then that Giel first discovered his enthusiasm for consulting and entrepreneurship.

In his free time, Giel is passionate about sports. He runs marathons and loves to ride his bike in the mountains. But his true passion lies in the world of tennis.