Opportunity to make a real impact

This is me

Nick name
Gio Zuzu
47 years
Highest education
ESMT Berlin

This is my Credit Motivation

Dear Splendit Investors family:

My name is Giovanni, and I am writing this short note to describe my interests and motivation for the use of funds from the student loan: 

Climate change, social unrest in many corners of the world, the financial aftermath of COVID-19, and various other headwinds have combined to create unprecedented crises. However, crises also offer opportunities to leaders and organizations that are knowledgeable and well-positioned to take advantage of the opportunities.

I believe that business and social leaders ought to continuously test whether we are well-trained to lead amid complex problems and adapt, manage, and thrive. Three years ago, I started a life-planning process to improve my role in society. In my research for suitable further education, I learned that the ESMT EMBA will provide me with my desired personal development through the curriculum, interactions with a talented cohort of classmates, and intercultural exchanges.

As the oldest child of an emerging family, my father encouraged me to value education because he himself had limited education. I learned to put all my grit into achieving my goals. For example, I founded ZYTA Ventures (“ZYTA”) and co-founded Altamesa Energy Canada in 2017, both of which are now established teams with projects.

I can count on the trust and confidence of key players in LatAm and some in Canada and Europe because of my strong background in enterprise portfolio management, fundraising, and M&A leadership, having closed and led transactions of more than USD 3 billion transactions in LatAm. My performance has been in the top echelon in my arena.

Prior to creating new ventures across the life science, energy transition, green construction, and natural resources industries, I established a guiding vision and business plan for ZYTA, which would leverage my abilities as a leader who can transfer expertise between businesses. Ups and downs along the road have taught me the importance of being an inspiration to my stakeholders, and I use this leadership principle in all my endeavours. When I was focused on consolidating teams, advancing the deal pipeline, and designing our next VC Fund, I realised that I did not want to be only a businessman. I wanted to become a good role model and support other entrepreneurs in their journeys.

I am enthusiastic about the potential of the venture ecosystem and the underserved venture capital market in LatAm, and I have been developing a strong network within the European venture ecosystem. These efforts will help build strategic partnerships between the two continents, and the ESMT EMBA ranked as the #1 business school in Germany and #8 in Europe, is an essential component of this larger agenda.

I´m a self-funded student and I already paid a relevant part of the tuition fees from my personal savings, this complementary loan will enable me to unlock my potential faster and in turn, help me give back faster.

This is what I need

Credit amount
CHF 10'000
Maximum interest rate
Start date
February 2023
Study time
18 months
Re-payment starts
August 2024
Re-payment time
36 months
Loan fully paid back
July 2027

This is my plan

ESMT Berlin
Main field of study
Executive MBA
Additional fields of study
Executive MBA
Begin of study
October 2022
End of study
April 2024
Current semester
Plans after study

My wife and I are in the process to move to Berlin, from I´ll continue my career plan which includes both entrepreneurial and directorship exposure, and rests on a strong work ethic and a desire to work collaboratively.

With an eye on the inevitable transition to a low-carbon future, my ESG and cleantech investment activities would have scaled up by 2027.

I don't resist the idea to engage as an employee again of a European organization that really wanted to make a difference and whose values are aligned with the Global Goals. 



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