Mario Braga

Senior Analyst

  • Americas
  • Market Entry/Exit Risk Assessment
  • Political and Economic Risk Monitoring
  • Digital Risks

Mário Braga is Control Risks’ lead analyst for Brazil, with further responsibilities covering the Southern Cone at large. He produces regular updates for Control Risks’ online services and writes detailed reports on political, operational and security risks.

Recent tasks that Mário has worked on include:

  • A security risk assessment for a non-government organization in Brazil, including a detailed analysis of the threats posed by militias, drug-trafficking gangs and other groups as a result of the organization’s in-country advocacy surrounding the rule of law, drug policy reform and human rights.
  • An assessment of cyber and data privacy regulation in Brazil for a global tech company. 
  • An assessment of political, regulatory and reputational risks for a major global infrastructure company in the context of a potential judicial restructuring of one of its subsidiaries in Brazil, including mapping the most relevant stakeholders and drafting an engagement plan. 

    Prior to joining Control Risks, Mário worked as a journalist for a decade. He covered macroeconomics, financial markets and Brazilian politics from São Paulo, Brazil and the European corporate debt market while based in London. He has also worked as an information assistant at the US Consulate General in São Paulo.

    Mário holds a Master of Arts in journalism, media and globalization from Aarhus University in Denmark with a year-long specialization in financial journalism at City, University of London. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social communication from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora and a postgraduate diploma in international relations and politics from the Foundation School of Sociology and Politics of São Paulo. He is a native Portuguese speaker and speaks fluent English and Spanish.

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