Giancarlo Devasini

Giancarlo Devasini is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Bitfinex, a  exchange. Prior to his current position, he founded multiple companies in the tech/distribution sector and was also initially a plastic surgeon. [1]

Early Life

Giancarlo Devasini was born in Turin in 1964 and pursued a medical degree at the University of Milan, where he graduated in 1990. His initial career path led him to become a plastic surgeon, practicing for two years before leaving the industry due to dissatisfaction with the profession, in 1992. Despite having initial success in the field, Devasini expressed disillusionment, describing his work as the "exploitation of a whim." [2]


In 1992, Giancarlo founded Point-G Srl, an electronics distribution company, importing computer parts from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and distributing to various countries in Europe. [1]

In 1997, he proceeded to become the founder of Solo SpA, a company that sorted, rated and resold products from leading DRAM companies, Micron Technology and Taiwan Semiconductor. Following the success of his company, Solo became the parent company of multiple subsidiaries including, Compass Srl in 1999, Alcosto SpA in 2000, Freshbit SpA in 2002 and Acme SpA in 2004. This corporation grew in size but was sold after the financial crisis in 2008. [1]

Blockchain Career

In 2012, he entered the space after discovering , initially offering DVDs and CDs for on a popular forum. Shortly after, in late 2012, Giancarlo met and decided to joined , a exchange founded in 2012. Initially he was a partner, networking with influential individuals in the space, as well as banks. Currently, he is the CFO of Bitfinex and is responsible for running trading and risk management operations. [1][2]

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