Marcos Athias Neto, Brazil
Director, UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD)
Marcos is the Director of the IICPSD, UNDP’s global policy center tasked with leading the organization’s strategic work with the private sector and foundations globally, including defining the role of the private sector and philanthropy in the implementation of the SDGs.
Prior to joining UNDP, Marcos was a Global Technical Advisor for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction at ChildFund International. Before working with ChildFund International, Marcos spent 17 years at CARE International, where his assignments ranged from six years as Regional Manager for Asia and Latin America at CARE UK, to being in charge of establishing CARE’s presence in Brazil through CARE USA. 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.
Marcos is a lawyer by training, with a LLM in Law and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.