Mario Marconini

Mario Marconini

Managing Director, Brazil

Mr. Marconini is a Managing Director with Teneo Strategy.
Mr. Marconini joined Teneo with more than 25 years of experience in government,
business and academia in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Mr.
Marconini started his career in the banking sector in Geneva before joining
GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) in 1988 to support the first ever
multilateral negotiations on trade in services during the Uruguay Round. He
assisted more than 50 countries with their services liberalization offers – a
crucial element in the success of the round.

In 1996, Mr. Marconini joined Brazil’s Minister of Finance,
Pedro Malan, as Deputy Secretary for International Affairs at Finance, where
Mr. Marconini served as Chief Services Trade Negotiator for the Free Trade
Agreement for the Americas (FTAA) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR).

In 1998, he assumed the role of the Foreign Trade Secretary,
Brazil’s highest-ranking trade post in government, where he spearheaded a
de-bureaucratization program and revamped import-licensing procedures. In this
role, Mr. Marconini earned the highest award for government service in Brazil
from President Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Commendatory of the Order of Rio
Branco.

Since 1999, Mr. Marconini has assisted companies,
governments, business associations, international organizations and other
institutions and stakeholders on matters relating to corporate affairs,
institutional and government relations, trade and investment, market and
regulatory intelligence. He has also intermediated and developed business on
behalf of clients from around the world in ventures in Brazil and Latin
America. He served as the Brazilian Counsel in the U.S.-led advisory team to
the regional aircraft manufacturer Embraer in its WTO case against Bombardier.

Prior to joining Teneo, he presided over ManattJones
Marconini Global Strategies, a strategic international consultancy affiliated
to Manatt, Phelps and Phillips. Alongside his consultancy, Mr. Marconini was
the Executive Director of Brazil’s newly created Center on Foreign Relations
(CEBRI) from 2001-2005.

In addition to his role at Teneo, Mr. Marconini is the
Director for International Negotiations at the Federation of Industries of the
State of Sao Paulo (FIESP), Brazil’s most prominent industrial association, and
the Vice President of CECOMÉRCIO, a commerce and services center, comprising
more than 600,000 member companies established in Brazil. He is a member of the
Council on Global Trade of the World Economic Forum, Geneva, and of the
Advisory Board of the European Centre for International Political Economy
(ECIPE), Brussels.

He holds an M.A. in economics from the Graduate Institute of
International Affairs in Geneva, an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law
and Diplomacy, and an M.A. in political science from Illinois State University.
He is an associated professor at the School for Advanced Advertising and
Marketing Studies, a top business school in Brazil, and an academic advisor at
the Rio Branco Diplomatic Academy at Brazil’s Ministry of External Relations
(Itamaraty).