Silverio Zebral Filho

Economics I Policy I Politics in Washington, DC

Silverio Zebral Filho

Economics I Policy I Politics in Washington, DC

I'm a Brazilian-Italian ordoliberal development economist, behavioral scientist and political manager helping corporations, governments and citizens work better together in the Americas.

Since 2009, I've been serving as a Head of Govt Innovation Unit at the Organization of American States, teaching at GW The Graduate School of Political Management and mentoring bright young talents from Georgetown McDonough School of Business and Harvard Kennedy School. Before moving to the US, I've held professional and academic assignments with the Brazilian Development Bank, Getulio Vargas Foundation, IBM Consulting Group, and Robert Fleming-Graphus Investment Bank.

I've also been consulting on an ad-hoc basis for global companies (Shell, Vodafone, Roche) and helping senior and mid-career executives from business associations in Brazil (AMCHAM, CNI, CNA) to improve their leadership skills on corporate diplomacy, negotiation, influence, scenario planning, communication, innovation, and crisis/change management.

My professional and academic interests range from economics, politics, and psychology. I'm particularly interested in institutional economics, open polycentric governance, behavioral sciences and complexity theory applied to wicked societal problems, policy puzzles, and business development.

After having spent some time in Geneva, Hanói, and Santiago, I'm currently based in Washington-DC - while globe-trotting among London, Madrid, Panama City, and Rio (my hometown) for the benefit of American Airlines' shareholders.

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  • Work
    • Organization of American States
  • Education
    • Johns Hopkins School Adv Int Studies, Doctor [c.]
    • London School of Economics, MSc [c.]
    • IE Business School, MBA
    • The Graduate Institute Geneva, MA
    • Harvard Law School, PON