Thomaz Favaro

Principal

São Paulo

Thomaz Favaro is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Control Risks’ security and political risk consulting business in Brazil and the Southern Cone, with management responsibility for the analyst team in São Paulo. He supports clients to successfully manage risks across their regional operations through a range of consulting solutions, including market entry studies, political and regulatory analysis, threat monitoring programs, stakeholder mapping exercises, and the development of corporate risk analysis programs.

  • Americas
  • Corruption Risk Assessment & Analysis
  • Country Profiling & Benchmarking
  • Government Affairs Advisory

Thomaz Favaro is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Control Risks’ security and political risk consulting business in Brazil and the Southern Cone, with management responsibility for the analyst team in São Paulo. He supports clients to successfully manage risks across their regional operations through a range of consulting solutions, including market entry studies, political and regulatory analysis, threat monitoring programs, stakeholder mapping exercises, and the development of corporate risk analysis programs. He was previously an analyst and consultant on our Latin America analyst team based in Bogotá and London.


Highlights of Thomaz’s recent projects include:
  • Developing and delivering a tailored risk assessment for a major energy firm to map their portfolio’s exposure to political risk across Latin America, and supporting the board-level leadership in strategizing new investments in the region. 
  • Leading a team of risk analysts to create a real-time monitoring program for a global financial services firm to manage the political, security, operational and reputational risks stemming from a major outbreak of social unrest in Latin America. 
  • Providing local-level stakeholder mapping exercises in multiple urban centers across Brazil to support a global technology firm to design a new service offering in the country, identify priority markets and manage location-specific political, regulatory and security risks.   
  • Preparing a comprehensive market overview for a major oil and gas company examining potential entry in Argentina and Brazil. The project included an assessment of geopolitical, political, social, economic policy, fiscal and environmental issues, as well as detailed mitigation recommendations on market entry viability. 


Thomaz is a frequent media commentator on current affairs in Latin America in leading print, radio and TV news outlets, including The Economist, Bloomberg, CNN, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, among others. Prior to joining Control Risks, Thomaz worked as international desk editor at a large Brazilian weekly news magazine. He holds an MSc in comparative politics of Latin America from the London School of Economics and a BA in journalism from the University of São Paulo. Thomaz is a native Portuguese speaker and is also fluent in Spanish, English and French.

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