Chief of Staff, EDUCAR S.E National Ministry of Education, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marcus Amadeo is chief of staff of EDUCAR, a company supported by Argentina's National Ministry of Education. His duties include general management for the development of innovative digital and creative skills for all primary and high school students in Argentina. Marcus has successfully launched and positioned the new Metropolitan Design Center in Buenos Aires, developed an end-to-end social development department and foreign trade and led new incubator programs for creative startups. He is a public affairs and creative industries developer, and has over ten years of experience in government cultural affairs, political analysis, B&B and B&C corporate business, community relations and crisis management. He was previously general director at the Buenos Aires City Government, Ministry of Economic Development, General Board of Creative Industries and Foreign Trade. Marcus also worked as project leader in the Trade Department, as country manager for the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) at the Organization of American States (OAS), and as financial advisor at HSBC Bank in Argentina. He is invited to speak worldwide on a variety of topics, including creative industries, international trade, start-ups and investment platforms. He also developed Buenos Aires Hub, and his duties include the development and promotion of creative industries in the city, the promotion of social inclusion of the design industry-locally and abroad-and the development of new business opportunities for creative start-ups. Marcus holds a B.A. in political science from Buenos Aires University, an M.A. in international studies from Torcuato Di Tella University, and an M.B.A. from Austral University, IAE Business School, Argentina. Marcus is a Fellow of several Salzburg Global Sessions.