Giovanni holds an MSc Geology in Volcanology/Geothermics from the University of Pisa, Italy. He has more than 25 years of experience in precious and base metal exploration in a variety of geological environments and mineral deposit systems, from grassroots to mine feasibility stages in South and Central America, Europe, and East & West Africa. He has covered several senior positions including project geologist with Bolivar Goldfields, MK Gold-Arlo Resources, Hecla Mining, and Bolivar Gold. He acted as exploration manager for Gold Mines of Sardinia, Medoro Resources, LGL, Newcrest Mining, and Perseus Mining, technical manager for Goldfields, and strategic project manager for Gran Colombia Gold.
Giovanni was directly involved in the discovery of +12M oz Au as indicated and measured resources, including the delivery of the Choco 10 (Venezuela) world-class resource and the discovery of its satellite VBK deposit.
He has been consulting for several public and private mining and exploration companies interested in M&A of different mineral commodity properties/projects in South America, North America, and Europe.
He is a registered Professional Geoscientist (EurGeol) with the European Federation of Geologist (EFG) as well as a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the Society Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA), and a fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).