Geopolitical Strategic Advice Speaker
Marco Vicenzino is a strategic advisor to key decision-makers operating internationally in both private and public sectors. He focuses on global forecasting, political risk and international business development and expansion. Marco combines an extensive international network with effective business experience and deep insight into the events issues and developments that drive world affairs.
Apart from advising senior corporate executives, Marco has served as political strategist and advisor for campaigns internationally. He is also a Country Risk Expert for Euromoney, a leading international business and financial media group.
In the private sector, Marco has collaborated with corporations from various industries including Shell, HSBC, Barclays Capital, Credit Agricole, Capital Group, BNY Mellon / Pershing, UBP, Robeco Asset Management, Permira, Pioneer Investments, Banco Itau, and others.
In the public sector, Marco has advised numerous entities including the World Bank, NATO, Organization of American States, U.S. State Department, Italy’s foreign ministry and numerous governments, think-tanks, NGO’s and other non-profit organizations.
International Public Speaker
Marco is active on the international lecture circuit as a leading keynote speaker, moderator and panelist at conferences around the world. He is also a regular speaker for gatherings worldwide for YPO (Young Presidents Organization), a global organization that connects 20,000 chief executives leading companies generating US$6 trillion and employing more than 15 million people in 120+ countries
In an increasingly turbulent world where uncertainty dominates, Marco provides audiences with refreshing clarity through informed analysis and effective forecasting of complex geopolitics and international business trends and developments. On February 1st, 2018, Marco warned investors of impending pandemics paralyzing the world, as a keynote speaker for an investment conference organized by Robeco Asset Management
At a gathering organized by the Capital Group in February 2020, a month before international Covid-19 lockdowns began, Marco warned private wealth managers and investment advisors about markets seriously underestimating Covid-19’s ability to obstruct global business activity through lockdowns and trigger a catastrophic economic fallout.
Global Media Appearances And Publications
Vicenzino has distinguished himself through an ability to master and interconnect a wide range of international topics and express his views authoritatively for leading global media outlets and diverse audiences around the world on television, print, digital and social media.
Marco is a graduate of Oxford University and Georgetown University Law Center. In his twenties, he was a founding member, head of business development and general counsel of a technology startup, MapNetwork, which sold for $37 million and was absorbed into Nokia.
As a a lawyer admitted to the New York Bar, Marco focused on international business transactions and government relations and taught International Law at the School of International Studies at American University in Washington, DC.
Marco was a consultant to the World Bank and senior advisor to PFC Energy, strategic advisors in oil, gas and renewables. Marco also served as Deputy Executive Director for the Washington, DC, office of the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-US). He is currently an international advisory board member of the Asia-Scotland Institute and advisor to Concordia.
Marco’s professional associations have included the Council on Foreign Relations, BMW Foundation, French-American Foundation, Aspen Institute, German Marshall Fund, Atlantik-Brucke, U.S.-Spain-Council and others. His languages include Spanish, Italian and Portuguese and has provided on-air analysis and given speeches in these respective languages.