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IGS Secretary General

Edoardo Zannoni

Edoardo Zannoni is a registered Professional Engineer and Chartered Engineer with a Master Degree in Civil Engineering in 2008 from Italy. He moved in South Africa in 2009 at Maccaferri Africa where he is now Head of Sales for South Africa.

He has experience in geotechnical and hydraulic engineering and he is a specialist in geosynthetic for soil reinforcements, basal reinforcements and ground improvements. He has gained a wide experience through projects in South Africa and other African countries including Mozambique, Egypt, Botswana, Namibia, DRC, Uganda and Kenya.

He joined GIGSA, the South African Chapter of the IGS in 2009 where he is the current Past President. Since 2012 he is council member in the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and African Activity Chair and since 2018 he is the IGS Secretary General.

He is actively involved in the developing of geosynthetic and geotechnical standards in the South African Bureau of Standards and he is member of the ISSMGE TC 218: Reinforced fill structures.

Edoardo is actively involved in publications regarding geosynthetics throughout South African engineering journals as well as international conferences.