Jakob Gielen is a founding partner of Setlog GmbH and, as a partner and authorized signatory, is responsible for Finance, Human Resources & Legal.
Gielen has been a successful entrepreneur for many years. With more than 15 years of experience as a director / board member, he is very familiar with managing organizations and employees as well as dealing with shareholders and lenders. He has many years of experience in the modeling of various business ideas, which he has helped to realize many times. Based on his extensive knowledge in corporate management and organizational development, he supports entrepreneurs, coaches and service providers as founders / entrepreneurs and medium-sized companies.
Gielen is the sole owner and managing partner of Gielen Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, which has a small and selected portfolio of investments, including the backbone management gmbH, Cologne, which was founded in 2003 under a different name. Gielen is a constituent member and member of the Executive Board of Rotonda Business Angels e.V., Cologne. In addition, he is Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Regionalwert AG Rheinland, which he founded in April 2016 together with around 30 other shareholders. Since 2016 he is also a member of the advisory board of Rotonda Business Club Cologne.
Gielen completed a commercial education and studied business administration at the University of Cologne, where he graduated as a business graduate. Before starting his entrepreneurial self-employment, he held various leading positions in the areas of controlling, finance and investor relations, including today’s German Steinzeug Cremer & Breuer AG (Head of Group Controlling) and Matchbid AG (CFO). After 10 successful years as a managing partner, Gielen separated in 2010 from his shares in GINO AG Elektrotechnische Fabrik. As Chief Financial Officer, he remained with the company for a good five years until October 2015. During his time at GINO, he was also a member of the board of directors of the German-Italian-Chinese joint venture SGT Shanghai Gino Telema Resistor Comp., In whose founding he also contributed, as well as to another joint venture company based in Penza , Russian Federation.