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ABOUT US

Our History

Founded in 1982, we are the leading political analysis, strategy and public affairs company in Brazil. Headquartered in Brasília and with offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, New York and London, our portfolio consists of over 100 clients, including dozens of Fortune 500 companies from various sectors and industries.

Our Difference

With 30 years of experience in the political heart of Brazil, our mission is to use our expertise to predict risks, anticipate trends, identify leaders, disseminate messages, convince audiences and develop high-impact institutional strategies.

We are the only public affairs company in Brazil to receive the prestigious Pollie Awards, presented annually by the American Association of Political Consultants to leading political strategists in the world.

Who We Are

We are a multidisciplinary and creative team of political scientists, sociologists, journalists, economists, lawyers and advertisers. Our staff is prepared to assist clients and answer questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

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What we do

At Arko Advice we are fully prepared to offer tailor-made public affairs solutions.

TEAM

MURILLO DE ARAGÃO, Ph.D

ceo

CEO and founder of Arko Advice. He founded the company in 1982, in Brasília. He is a lawyer and holds a Master in Political Science and a PhD in Sociology (University of Brasília). Murillo is a columnist of several Brazilian newspapers, such as Brasil Econômico, O Tempo and O Liberal, O Estado de S. Paulo, as well as author of dozens of articles and political studies published in Brazil and abroad.

Murillo is the author of books “Reforma Política: O Debate Inadiável” and “Grupos de Pressão no Congresso Nacional”. He has given over 200 lectures around the globe, including the British Parliament, BM&F Bovespa, Brazilian – UK Chamber of Commerce.

Between 2006 and 2015, Murillo was a member of the Council of Economic and Social Development of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil, alongside other influential members of the Brazilian civil society.

CRISTIANO NORONHA

vp & coo

VP and Chief Operating Officer of Arko Advice. He is also a partner of the company since 1999. Cristiano holds a B.A in Business and an M.A in Political Science from the University of Brasília (UNB). He has lectured in Brazil, Europe and United States about the Brazilian political environment.

Noronha is an expert in regulatory risk analysis and legislative affairs and is the editor of “Política Brasileira”, Arko’s weekly political analysis newsletter, subscribed by hundreds of private companies and banks around the globe.

Cristiano Noronha is a regular commentator at national and international news agencies, including Globo, Reuters and Associated Press.

THIAGO DE ARAGÃO

director

Partner and director of intelligence at Arko Advice. He holds a B.A in sociology and is responsible for designing institutional strategies to dozens of the largest corporations operating in Brazil and Latin America.

He is a member of the Council of the Leaders of the Future (Brazil), a Research Associate at the Foreign Policy Centre (London) and a Research Associate at the Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques (Paris).

Thiago is a regular columnist at one of the main Brazilian news group: Agencia Estado de São Paulo.

Thiago has made presentations about the Brazilian and Latin American political environment in over a dozen countries and universities in the United States, Canada, Europe and China.

RILDSON MOURA

director

Journalist and specialist in Legislative Affairs, Rildson is the Director of Information and Monitoring. Has covered Congress in Brasília for over 30 years.

LUCAS DE ARAGÃO

director

Partner and director of communication at Arko Advice. He holds a B.A in Political Science from UDF and an M.A in Elections and Campaign Management from Fordham University. He is a four time winner of the prestigious Pollie Awards, given yearly by the American Association of Political Consultants to be best political strategists in the world.

He is the Author of “Regulation of Lobbying in Brazil”, published by WIley Blackwell in the Latin American Policy journal.

Lucas has given dozens of lectures regarding the Brazilian political scenario. In 2015 Lucas spoke at the IMF/World Bank Forum in Lima, Peru. He is a regular lecturer in British-Brazilian institutions, including the Brazilian – UK Chamber of Commerce and Canning House.

MICHAEL LÓPEZ

director

Director of Arko Advice, Michael Lopez holds a B.A in Political Science and Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Former editor and columnist of the Sound Politics Journal of Political Science.

MARCOS AUGUSTO QUEIRÓZ

analista-senior

Journalist and post-graduated in Legislative Affairs from the House of Representatives. Responsible for sectorial analysis, risk analysis, polling and monitoring.

DANIEL LLEDÓ

senior analyst

Master (M.A) in International Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Partner at Murillo de Aragão Advocacia and specialist in Organizational Intelligence from the University of Brasília. Has a post-graduation in Legislative Affairs.

CARLOS EDUARDO BELLINI BORENSTEIN

senior analyst

B.A in Political Science and senior analyst at Arko Advice. Specialist in Political Communication and Marketing.

GUILHERME OTAVIANO

analyst

Guilherme holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Brasília focussing in Accountability, having post-graduation studies in Compliance. Is an analyst at Arko Advice. Had published articles in magazines specialized in social sciences and international relations.

NATHALIA PEDROSA

analista

Lawyer at Advocacia Murillo de Aragão and Analyst at Arko Advice. Post-graduated in Legislative Affairs and Public Policy by the House of Representatives.

KEYLA NAYARA

analyst

B.A. in Law, former trainee and currently analyst at Arko Advice.

BRASÍLIA

Comercial +55 (61) 3248-4968 | arko@arkoadvice.com.br

Administrativo +55 (61) 3257-5570

RIO DE JANEIRO

+55 (21) 2220-9594| arko@arkoadvice.com.br

SÃO PAULO

+55 (11) 2639-4569 | arko@arkoadvice.com.br

NEW YORK

+1 212 317-8015 | nyc@arkoadvice.com.br

LONDON

+44 77 8950-1370 | london@arkoadvice.com.br