With more than a decade of experience in Government Relations and Public Policy, for the last three years Marcelo Lacerda has been leading Google’s Policy Team in Brazil and fostering the discussion of public policies related to the digital world.
Before joining Google, he was partner at Patri, a government relations consultancy in Brazil, and managed clients from a wide range of products: financial, chemical, plastic, agricultural and cosmetics. Previously, he had led Patri’s team for Infrastructure, Environment and Legislative Affairs.
Marcelo holds a BA in economics and began his career in environmental science, more specifically at the Ministry of Environment during the first term of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso. During his passage in the Ministry of Environmental he led and participated in several projects including the discussion and support policies for sustainable forest management and the Forest Concession Law.