Max De Vietri

Max De Vietri


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

    6009 Perth


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Dr de Vietri now retired, resigned as Principal and put the advisory firm African Geopolitics (AGP) in dormant mode in February 2020. AGP had been a socio-political advisory group that had helped African governments and foreign companies in the natural resources industries work together on the African continent.

A graduate geologist with forty-five years of international experience, Max had 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. Max also served as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Mali in Perth between 2005 and 2016.

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 a doctorate in International Affairs (2015.

Research expertise keywords

  • International Relations
  • Geopolitics
  • Africa
  • Resources
  • West Africa and the Sahel
  • Geology
  • Petroleum
  • Gold and Copper exploration
  • Uranium


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