Mario lives in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe where he attended Petra College, attaining City & Guilds diplomas in Business Studies, Business English, Accounts, International travel & tourism, he also holds qualifications in High pressure steam Boiler operation, Project Management from International Business Management Institute, Risk Management and a Certificate in off shore oil & gas. He is fluent in Afrikaans & currently studying to improve his French
He started his career in Petroleum management in Beit Bridge, Zimbabwe where he managed petroleum Products for Sasfuel & Chem, He then moved onto transport & logistics managing 200 cross border haulage trucks at CARS transport, controlling their fuel imports and storage tanks, he also has experience in product manufacturing & development in Military ballistics & Demining PPE.
Mario joined Drum Commodities / Vallis Group in 2012 as Country manager, running Petroleum & Agri operations in Tanzania, Liberia, Sierra Leone & Mozambique. Currently he is managing Vallis operations in Benin.
Mario has a passion for free to air satellite hunting and in his free time he scans the skies for interesting free tv channels from around the world, he loves to travel and see new places, try new foods & coffee.