Adam’s vast experience in the government and transport sectors has given him the opportunity to advise governments, companies and transportation agencies all over the world. Giambrone has participated in both consulting ventures and peer reviews and has delivered over 50 presentations at international conferences on the topic of transport.
Projects have included:
- Negotiating the sales of used TTC metro cars for a new transit system and delivering a program on leadership training (Lagos, Nigeria, 2006-2007).
- Developing concepts for hybrid buses and bus rapid transit (Mexico City, Mexico, 2007-2012).
- Participating in a peer review for a new BRT through the International Association of Public Transport (Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009).
- Acting as Interim Director of Service Planning and assisting in developing and improving the local bus network (Savannah, USA, 2016).
Adam is currently working in Sudan on a 10km BRT, the first such project in the country.
Giambrone has been an extremely active figure in the transit industry. He has served as a Bus and LRT Committees Participant with the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), a role that required Adam and his fellow committee members to advance research on industry best practices and provide resources to transportation bodies. He performed a similar role as a member of the Streetcar and Light Rail Transit Committee for the Transportation Research Board.
Adam is a Chartered Member of Logistics and Transport and a former President of the Toronto Chapter. Through his consulting and industry involvement, Giambrone has made significant contributions to the transit industry and plans to continue doing so in the future.
Adam’s interest in archaeology began as a teenager when he volunteered – and later worked for – the Royal Ontario Museum. In his late teens and early twenties, he taught classes in archaeology, harbouring a deep fondness for human history and the natural sciences that has remained with him throughout his life. It was in 1997 that Giambrone began working in the field with the Royal Ontario Museum. As a field excavation director, Adam collaborated closely with Dr. Krzysztof Grzymski at the Hambukol site in Sudan. Hambukol is known as one of the “lost cities” dating from the 6th to 14th century AD. A church and monastery are among the structures found beneath the Nubian sands.
This first experience in the field was what led Adam to a relationship with Sudan that would last over twenty years. He currently continues work at another Nubian site – the Kushite city of Dangeil (3rd century BC – 4th century AD) and its nearby cemeteries. Led by his close friend Dr. Julie Anderson, Adam’s roles have included excavating post-Meroitic cemetery graves and supervising excavation of the Amun temple and city gate. Giambrone’s time in Sudan was what led him to learn Arabic and begin a master’s degree in Nubian archaeology.
In addition to Sudan, Adam’s archaeological work has taken him to other parts of North Africa and the Middle East. This includes the Tihama region in Yemen, where, with the Royal Ontario Museum, he excavated a Sabean structure. He has also worked with the Canterbury Trust at the Greek colony site of Eusperides (Benghazi), dating from the 6th to 3rd century BC.
There, the team uncovered a Hellenistic building with a mosaic floor. Lastly, Giambrone acted as a site supervisor with the University of Manitoba at the excavation of Leptiminus (2nd – 6th century AD) in Lamta, Tunisia. Though Adam has spent most of the past twenty years in politics and transport, he has always maintained his love for archaeology.