GIOVANNI B. GINATTA
P.O. BOX 5124
EDUCATION Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia
Master of Science in Environmental Biology, Dec 1991
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia
Master of Science in -Management, March 1989
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Dec 1986
EXPERIENCE National Financial and Administrative Manager Guayaquil, Ecuador
La Llave S.A.
Direction of all the noncommercial areas (Human Resources, Finances,
Administration and Information Systems) of a company dedicated to the trading of
engineering products in water sectors, pneumatic, automation, electricity, industrial
suppliers, vapor, isolations and engineering project-assemblies at a national level.
Apr 05 - Today
National Coordinator of the Biotrade Initiative Guayaquil, Ecuador
Design and implementation of a promotion and business services organization that
gives support to projects related to the biodiversity sustainable use of Ecuador:
ecotourism, sustainable forestry, agricultural ecology and natural products. This
program is integrated to the UNCTAD´s (UN) Biotrade Network (www.biotrade.org)
that manages similar projects in several countries of the world and creates
entrepreneurial and trading capacities in operators and companies that produce
goods and services based on the sustainable use of biodiversity. Training in supply
chains and supply chain analysis, partnerships and strategic alliances among small
and medium enterprises. Market access, export audits and logistics. Promotion of
the EMPRETEC program in Ecuador.
Apr 02 - Mar 05
President Quito, Ecuador
National Council for Sustainable Development
Advisory organism added to the Presidency of the Republic of Ecuador that is
involved in the promotion of policies for the sustainable development and special
projects. Presidency Council’s Representative.
Mar 02 - Jan 03
Founder and President Guayaquil, Ecuador
*NGO created for the promotion of technical and alternative use of the biodiversity
and natural resources of Ecuador. Its main work objective is the promotion of the
*As requested by the Ministry of the Environment and the UNCTAD, this NGO
designed and started the Biotrade Initiative National Plan for Ecuador, with
CORPEI as focal point.
*It is specialized in the generation of small and community based supplier networks
within new niches of trade and exports.
*It has experience in environmental and organic certification.
Feb 99 - Today
Fundación Natura Guayaquil
President of the board of directors of the main environmental NGO of Ecuador for
the Guayaquil Chapter.
Ene 99 - Dic 02
Corporate Administrative Director Guayaquil, Ecuador
Control and policy making for all administrative units, including fruit exporting and
production, trucking, shipping, insurance, packaging products and automobile
retailing business. Supervision of all the Corporation Administrative Managements,
in the areas of supplying, logistic, stocktaking, insurances, human
resources and expenses/costs controls.
Leader Corporate Environmental Committee.
Feb 98 - Dec 99
President Guayaquil, Ecuador
Ferconsa C.A. - Ferrisariato C.A.
Restructuring, financial administration and design of joint venture between a family-
owned group of companies with Mi Comisariato Group, resulting in a 82% - 18%
deal. These companies were involved in retail sales of home-center products,
construction materials and industrial machinery.
Mar 97 - Feb 98
Administrative Manager Guayaquil, Ecuador
Corporación Noboa-División Agroexportadora
Control and planning of Administrative-financial-human resources and operations
for banana exporting business (Bonita Banana), fit-sanitary control and agricultural
products supplier company.
June 96 - Mar 97
Corporación Noboa-División Agrícola Guayaquil, Ecuador
Management of 7000 Ha of Banana plantations and other agricultural production.
Emphasis on cost and logistic reduction.
June 95 - June 96
Central Purchasing Manager Guayaquil, Ecuador
Grupo Industrial Noboa
Project Leader to integrate all the purchasing departments of the Noboa Industrial
Mar 94 - May 95
Central Treasurer. Over-liabilities control. New project financing management.
Sept 92 - Feb 94
Phidaygesa S.A. (a Noboa Industrial Group company)
*Treasury and budget control.
*Operative control of raw material purchase and storage.
Jan - Sept 92
Inversiones Masibol S.A. (an agroindustrial company)
General direction of all the activities of a 80 ha agricultural operation oriented to
local and foreign markets. Production of lemons, mangoes, industrial tomatoes and
organic bananas production.
Feb 93 – Today
Graduate Research Assistant At!anta, Georgia
Biotechnology Research Center of Georgia Tech
*Research on technical and economic development of composting operations on
the less developed countries.
Jan - Dec 1991
Treasury Officer Guayaquil, Ecuador
Banco del Pacífico
*Assistant to the Bank’s National Treasurer.
*Control over nationwide banking investments operations.
*Design of training programs for Financial Division
*Seminars in basic financial analysis for the Finance Division.
Aug - Dec 1990
Assistant to the General Controller Guayaquil, Ecuador
Molinos Champion (Continental Grain Corp)
*Financial and Operational control.
Mar - Jul 1990
Marketing Manager Guayaquil, Ecuador
*Marketing Strategy implementation for the first DIY retail chain in Ecuador.
*Recruiting and training of the staff for the store.
*Design of the first store.
Dec 88 - Feb 90
Small Business Consultant Atlanta, Georgia
Advanced Technology Development Center
*Review of the high-tech business plans.