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Amsterdam, 2 August, 2022 – SET Ventures, the Amsterdam-based venture capital firm focused on digital technologies for a carbon-free energy system, announced that Leonie Mekel has been promoted to Director of Finance & Operations. 

Leonie (38) is responsible for all financial and operational processes at SET and is involved in fundraising and policy outreach. SET is regulated as an alternative asset manager by the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (AFM). As compliance officer, she ensures adherence to relevant regulatory, tax, and legal obligations and reporting requirements. She is dedicated to contributing to SET’s ambition to create a sustainable and carbon-free energy system.  

Since joining SET in 2016, Leonie has developed into a seasoned finance and operations expert. Previously, she worked at PwC as a tax advisor, with a specialization in financial markets. With a background in legal and tax and over 10 years of experience in the financial sector she brings deep knowledge and practical experience to support the investment activities of SET. She is a member of the Legal and Regulatory commission of the Dutch association for private equity and venture capital (NVP) and of the association of compliance officers (VCO).  

“This is an important role to prepare SET for the future”, comments Managing Partner and Co-Founder René Savelsberg. “This promotion underlines our commitment to create growth opportunities for talent in the team and to foster a diverse working environment.” 

“I’m excited to take on this responsibility and thankful for the opportunity” said Leonie. “It is my mission to ensure that our operations comply with the highest professional standards and to enable the investment team to optimally support pioneering entrepreneurs to create the energy system of the future”.  

SET continues to build its platform as Europe’s leading independent energy venture capital investor. SET’s vision is that responsibly managing how energy is generated, distributed, and consumed has become essential for all of us. Game-changing business models and applications are key to unlocking a carbon-free energy system, not just science & engineering. Companies built on digital technologies and data have the greatest opportunity for value creation from this systemic change.