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.
At the IICPSD Center, Marcos is leading a team of 25 people working on global projects such as the Business Call to Action, the SDG Philanthropy Platform, and the G20 Inclusive Business Framework. Prior to joining UNDP, Marcos was a Global Technical Advisor for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction at ChildFund International, where he has also served as Regional Development Officer for the Northeast US. Before working with ChildFund International, 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 being in charge of establishing CARE’s presence in Brazil through CARE USA. In 2001, Marcos became CARE Brazil’s first National Director. 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 LLM in Law and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. His thesis focused on “Public Participation in the Clean Development Mechanism.”