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Washington-DC, USA

Silverio Zebral Filho is a Founder-Partner at LatAm Advisory Group (LAG). Mr. Zebral Filho is a development economist, behavioral scientist and political manager helping multinational corporations, national governments and societal groups to design and implement evidence-based user-centered behavioral-informed fiscal-responsible innovative and effective public-private alliances, development projects and policy initiatives in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Since 2009, Mr. Zebral-Filho serves as a Head of Government Innovation Unit at The Organization of American States (OAS), an adjunct professor (non-tenured) on Public Governance at The Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University (both headquartered in Washington-DC, USA). Before join the OAS, he has made career as senior development economist at Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), as an executive coordinator of the Center for Studies on State Reform at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and as junior researcher at Genesis Institute at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC -Rio), Brazil – among other professional assignments.

Since 1998, Silverio had been working on an ad-hoc basis as advisor, observer and program manager for development agencies institutions (such as UNDP, IDB, AECID, EU) and international political foundations (such as IRI, KAS and ODCA). In these capacities, he has led more than 70 technical and political missions in support of several national governments in Latin America, Asia and Africa on economic development, pro-market reforms, public-private alliances, democratic governance, political parties strengthening and government innovation.

Mr. Zebral Filho has also been consulting on an ad-hoc basis for global companies (Shell, Vodafone, Roche) and helping senior and mid-career executives from business associations in Brazil (AMCHAM, CNI, CNA) to improve their leadership skills on corporate diplomacy, scenario building, negotiation, influence, communication, innovation, and crisis/change management. Mr. Zebral have seated in innumerous business association’s committees at Brazilian Industrial Federation (CNI), American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Rio de Janeiro´s Industrial Federation (FIRJAN) and Rio de Janeiro’s Chamber of Commerce (ACRJ) – among others.

Silverio is an affiliated faculty / invited lecturer at several graduate-level programs on economics, political science, government and public affairs in the Americas and Europe, such as: Georgetown University (Washington-DC, USA), The Ostrom Workshop of Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University at Bloomington (IUB), Instituto Nacional de Administration Pública de España (Madrid, Spain), University Miguel de Cervantes (Santiago, Chile) and Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), among others.  More than 800 LATAM public and private sector leaders from more than 30 countries in Europe, Latin America and Africa have participated in Mr. Zebral Filho’s soft skills/leadership development training, workshops and individual mentoring sessions since 2003.

Economist and political scientist by training, Mr. Zebral Filho holds a MAS in Development Studies at The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland, and MPS in Political Management at The George Washington University (GWU) in Washington-DC, and MBA in Advanced Global Management at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and a MSc. in Behavioral Sciences at London School of Economics and Political Science (on-going) in London, UK. He completed graduate-level advanced studies in international economics at Columbia University, in negotiation and conflict mediation at Harvard Law School and took his diplomatic training at United Nations University International Leadership Academy (ILA/UNU) in Aman, Jordan. He is currently working toward a Doctorate in International Affairs at John Hopkins’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS/JHU).

Mr. Zebral Filho is a former AILA (non-resident) fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a GLS fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for Study of Diplomacy, a member of The HM Royal Institute for International Affairs (The Chatam House) in London, UK and a vanguard member at The Aspen Institute’s Society of Fellows and Aspen Global Innovators Group in Aspen, CO. He is a recipient of the prestigious Eisenhower Global Fellowship in 2018.

Silverio is the author of 3 books and more than 20 scholarly papers on political economy, governance, political management, political communication and business development (some of them available at Academia.edu). His articles have appeared at America Economía, El País (Spain), O Globo, O Estado de São Paulo and Exame (Brazil).

Mr. Zebral Filho is a 48 years-old Brazilian/Italian citizen currently living in Washington-DC, after have spent some years in Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Geneva and Hanoi.

Washington-DC, USA

Silverio Zebral Filho is a Founder-Partner at LatAm Advisory Group (LAG). Mr. Zebral Filho is a development economist, behavioral scientist and political manager helping multinational corporations, national governments and societal groups to design and implement evidence-based user-centered behavioral-informed fiscal-responsible innovative and effective public-private alliances, development projects and policy initiatives in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Since 2009, Mr. Zebral-Filho serves as a Head of Government Innovation Unit at The Organization of American States (OAS), an adjunct professor (non-tenured) on Public Governance at The Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University (both headquartered in Washington-DC, USA). Before join the OAS, he has made career as senior development economist at Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), as an executive coordinator of the Center for Studies on State Reform at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and as junior researcher at Genesis Institute at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC -Rio), Brazil – among other professional assignments.

Since 1998, Silverio had been working on an ad-hoc basis as advisor, observer and program manager for development agencies institutions (such as UNDP, IDB, AECID, EU) and international political foundations (such as IRI, KAS and ODCA). In these capacities, he has led more than 70 technical and political missions in support of several national governments in Latin America, Asia and Africa on economic development, pro-market reforms, public-private alliances, democratic governance, political parties strengthening and government innovation.

Mr. Zebral Filho has also been consulting on an ad-hoc basis for global companies (Shell, Vodafone, Roche) and helping senior and mid-career executives from business associations in Brazil (AMCHAM, CNI, CNA) to improve their leadership skills on corporate diplomacy, scenario building, negotiation, influence, communication, innovation, and crisis/change management. Mr. Zebral have seated in innumerous business association’s committees at Brazilian Industrial Federation (CNI), American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Rio de Janeiro´s Industrial Federation (FIRJAN) and Rio de Janeiro’s Chamber of Commerce (ACRJ) – among others.

Silverio is an affiliated faculty / invited lecturer at several graduate-level programs on economics, political science, government and public affairs in the Americas and Europe, such as: Georgetown University (Washington-DC, USA), The Ostrom Workshop of Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University at Bloomington (IUB), Instituto Nacional de Administration Pública de España (Madrid, Spain), University Miguel de Cervantes (Santiago, Chile) and Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), among others.  More than 800 LATAM public and private sector leaders from more than 30 countries in Europe, Latin America and Africa have participated in Mr. Zebral Filho’s soft skills/leadership development training, workshops and individual mentoring sessions since 2003.

Economist and political scientist by training, Mr. Zebral Filho holds a MAS in Development Studies at The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland, and MPS in Political Management at The George Washington University (GWU) in Washington-DC, and MBA in Advanced Global Management at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and a MSc. in Behavioral Sciences at London School of Economics and Political Science (on-going) in London, UK. He completed graduate-level advanced studies in international economics at Columbia University, in negotiation and conflict mediation at Harvard Law School and took his diplomatic training at United Nations University International Leadership Academy (ILA/UNU) in Aman, Jordan. He is currently working toward a Doctorate in International Affairs at John Hopkins’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS/JHU).

Mr. Zebral Filho is a former AILA (non-resident) fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a GLS fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for Study of Diplomacy, a member of The HM Royal Institute for International Affairs (The Chatam House) in London, UK and a vanguard member at The Aspen Institute’s Society of Fellows and Aspen Global Innovators Group in Aspen, CO. He is a recipient of the prestigious Eisenhower Global Fellowship in 2018.

Silverio is the author of 3 books and more than 20 scholarly papers on political economy, governance, political management, political communication and business development (some of them available at Academia.edu). His articles have appeared at America Economía, El País (Spain), O Globo, O Estado de São Paulo and Exame (Brazil).

Mr. Zebral Filho is a 48 years-old Brazilian/Italian citizen currently living in Washington-DC, after have spent some years in Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Geneva and Hanoi.