Pia Mannola is the founder and managing director of gDat Applied Solutions, and has over
15 years’ experience in the mineral exploration industry. During these years, Pia has managed a
range of exploration and mining related data for companies including Dundee Precious Metals and Rio Tinto,
across Europe and Africa. She has spent considerable time in Eastern Europe troubleshooting data management
and GIS issues, whilst gaining a deep understanding of Slavic cultures.
Pia is an accredited acQuire certified professional (ACP-W, level 3000) acQuire database manager and a GIS expert. She received her Master of Science degree in Geology from Abo Akademi University in Finland, and is able to communicate in English, Finnish, Swedish, Bulgarian and basic Spanish.