Giovanni is CEO at Planven Investments SA. Planven Investments, based in Switzerland (Zurich and Lugano), is an investor focused on innovative and hi-tech, fast growing sectors (AI, Industry 4.0, Cybersecurity and HealthTech). Planven mainly invests in series A, B and C opportunities.
Planven supports companies with proven and distinctive technologies, by providing capital, real active support and deep network in the European corporates world. For two years, Giovanni was Interim CEO a global company, active in the plastic sector controlled by Goldman Sachs SSG, EBF private equity and M&C.
Before that Giovanni worked in Investment Banking, for Merrill Lynch in Milan; in the M&A division of Crédit Agricole in Paris, and previously, for the M&A and Capital Markets divisions of UBS Investment Banking in London and Milan. Giovanni began his professional career as Contract Professor with Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, teaching mathematics and game theory.
After a brief spell at Tel Aviv University, he left academia. Born in Milan in 1971, Giovanni graduated in Economics (Discipline Economiche e Sociali) from the Bocconi University of Milan, and has a Master of Science in Economics and Finance from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. He is married and has two children and is a long-distance triathlete.