Márcio Olímpio Fernandes

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    Márcio is a Political Risk Analyst specialized in Brazilian Politics and Legislative Action, focused on Brazilian Foreign Affairs, International Trade, Global Commodity Markets and Security and National Defense in the South Atlantic context. In 2013, he founded “Quorum – Political Strategy”, a boutique political consultancy in Government Relations, Public Policy, Congressional Action and Political Risk Analysis “on the ground”. Today, he is responsible for coordinating political risk analysis activities and monitoring the legislative process in the Brazilian Congress.

    Márcio has more than 10 years of experience in Government Relations and Legislative Affairs in Brazilian Congress, in public and private sectors, participating in public policy management related to Agricultural Sector, Urban Development and Federative Relations. He has professional expertise in conjunctural and political analysis, scenario forecastings, as well as in legislative text production – providing support for decision-making to parliamentary consultancies and public policy management units.

    He was the Legislative Advisor of the Brazilian National Confederation of Counties, being responsible for coordinate the monitoring of the legislative activities under the municipalist interest in the Senate and the House of Representatives, promoting strengthening of relations between the Confederation, congressmen and municipal authorities. He also served in the Presidency of the Brazilian Republic, executing parliamentary advisory related to issues linked to the Ministry of Cities (housing, urban mobility, environmental sanitation, traffic legislation). He was the Ministry of Cities Counselor within the National Council of Solidarity Economics (Ministry of Labour) from February 2009 to January 2010.

    Márcio is graduated (BA, Magna Cum Laude) in Political Science from the University of Brasília (2008), earned a Master (MA, Magna Cum Laude) in Contemporary History, with specialization in Economy and International Relations from the University of Coimbra (2012), Portugal, and was a Scholarship Researcher at the Faculty of Geography and History of the University of Salamanca (2011), Spain. Márcio is a Portuguese native speaker and fluent in Spanish.

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    Education
    • University of Brasilia
    • University of Coimbra