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Max De Vietri


Former affiliation
  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr de Vietri is the Principal of African Geopolitics, a socio-political advisory group that helps African governments and foreign companies in the natural resources industries work together on the African continent.

A graduate geologist with 43 years of international experience, Max has been involved in finding and championing the evaluation of significant hydrocarbon and mineral discoveries, most especially in Africa.

Max is an “Officer of the National Order of Merit for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania”, an award granted by then-President Ely Mohamed Vall in 2005 in recognition of his efforts in promoting the mining and petroleum potential of Mauritania. In addition to Max's graduate degree in geology (1975), he has a Graduate Diploma in Business (1986), a Master in International Relations (2010), and doctorate in International Affairs (2015), evaluating the interaction of the establishment of a petroleum industry with the socio-political environment of Mauritania.

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