1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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Marcos Athias Neto

Former Collaborating Researcher

Marcos joined UNDP in February 2013 and since then has been leading UNDP global work on private sector development and foundations, first at HQ and then in November 2014 as the head of the Istanbul International Center for Private Sector (IICPSD) in Development. As of 1 April this year, Marcos returned to HQ to lead the establishment and management of UNDP’s new Finance Sector Hub. Prior to joining UNDP, Marcos spent 17 years at CARE International. During his tenure at CARE International, Marcos’ assignments ranged from six years as Regional Manager for Asia and Latin America at CARE UK, to leading CARE USA’s process of establishing CARE’s presence in Brazil. In 2001, Marcos became CARE Brasil’s first CEO. From 2006 to 2008, Marcos was CARE’s Program Director in Central America, overseeing a portfolio of $25 million and 250 staff. His last post at CARE was as Director for Climate Change and Special Initiatives. His experience with CARE also includes three years as Deputy Regional Director for Latin America, focusing on resource mobilization, knowledge management and constituency building. Marcos is a lawyer by training, with a Master of Laws from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.