Senior Advisor, Investments
Giovanni is a member of the Alpha Associates Private Equity investment team and Investment Committee. He has been active in private equity investing since 2000 and acts as senior investment advisor to Alpha Associates. He is responsible for the due diligence, evaluation, execution and management of fund and direct investments as well as the sourcing, evaluation, pricing and negotiation of secondary market transactions. His focus is on venture capital, growth capital and buyout investments in Europe and the U.S. Giovanni joined Alpha Associates 2004 from Swiss Life Private Equity Partners (SLPEP), where he was a principal in the investment team. He relocated to Hong Kong in 2001 for a year to establish and develop the Asian activities of SLPEP. Giovanni was formerly based in Singapore as a senior analyst for Banque Cantonale Vaudoise. He started his professional career as a portfolio manager with Credit Suisse in Switzerland. Giovanni holds a Master of Science (MSc) in economics from HEC Lausanne.