Mario is a founding Principal of Waimana Capital. He is a member of Waimana Capital’s Leadership Team and Investment Committee. Mario has spent most of his career in senior leadership roles.
Mario led Royal Dutch Shell International’s businesses in the Caribbean and was GM Shell Gas and Country Chairman. In his time at Shell, Mario chaired and directed numerous businesses as diverse as the Pension fund, Joint Ventures and Operational companies. He also oversaw the sale of the Shell Gas Oceania business in 2007.
Mario brings extensive understanding of international business development, strategy, and M&A. He has the experience and ability to execute both large and complex business opportunities across geographic and international boundaries.
Mario is a graduate of Auckland University holding a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA (Honours) and attended the Leadership Program at INSEAD. He is member of the Institute of Directors and is President of the NZ Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Since returning to New Zealand, Mario has advised both local and international companies and continues to be an active board member for a number of companies. He is currently Chairman of Veterinary Specialist Group Ltd, a director of Lightknight International Ltd and Miss Lolo Holdings Ltd, and continues to advise a number of significant companies across many sectors.
Phone: +64 21 503 084