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Marco Vicenzino

Marco Vicenzino

Expert on Geopolitics and Security

In a turbulent world where uncertainty increasingly dominates, Marco Vicenzino provides refreshing clarity by effectively bridging the gap between international business and global politics. As a reliable source of geopolitical analysis and international business development, Vicenzino combines successful private sector experience with deep insight into the events, issues and developments that drive world affairs. He has distinguished himself through his ability to master and interconnect a wide range of international topics and express his views authoritatively on diverse media outlets around the world,

Marco Vicenzino’s views have been featured in leading international media outlets such as CNBC, BBC, CNN, Financial Times, New York Times, Reuters, Guardian, Huffington Post, and many others.

He is a graduate of Oxford University and Georgetown University Law Center and was founding member, head of business development and general counsel of a technology startup, MapNetwork, which sold for $37 million and taken over by Nokia. Vicenzino advises senior corporate executives operating globally and has served as political strategist and advisor for campaigns internationally.

Marco Vicenzino has serviced leading public and private sector entities operating worldwide, including Shell, HSBC, Barclays Capital, Credit Agricole, World Bank, NATO, U.S. State Department, Organization of American States (OAS) and many others.

As an attorney admitted to the New York Bar, Vicenzino focused on international business transactions and government relations and taught International Law at the School of International Studies at American University in Washington, DC. He was a consultant to the World Bank and senior advisor to PFC Energy, strategic advisors in oil, gas and renewables. Vicenzino also served as Deputy Executive Director for the Washington, DC office of the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-US) and is currently an international advisory board member of the Asia-Scotland Institute.

Marco Vicenzino is regularly called upon to address audiences around the world on topics of global relevance.  Marco has a deep insight into international politics and global affairs including; global security, global political strategy, terrorism and social media, the Middle East and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), China’s foreign policy and The One Belt One Road Initiative, Italy and Euro-populism and as such is a regular guest speaker, panelist, panel moderator and participant at international conferences, forums and institutes around the world. He is also a regular speaker of gatherings worldwide for YPO (Young Presidents Organization), a global organization that connects 20,000 chief executives leading companies generating US$6 trillion and employing more than 15 million people in 120+ countries.

Marco Vicenzino’s professional associations have included the Council on Foreign Relations, BMW Foundation, French-American Foundation, Aspen Institute, German Marshall Fund, Atlantik Brucke, U.S.-Spain Council and others.  His languages include Spanish, Italian and Portuguese and he has provided on-air analysis and given speeches in these respective languages.

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Rising Global disOrder: Risks and Challenges for Europe and beyond

With political upheaval and economic instability continuously lingering globally, the international landscape grows increasingly unpredictable. The experiment of a united Europe is confronting mounting challenges on several fronts, particularly within the political, economic and security realms. Continuous, and rising, turbulence in the Middle East and North Africa exponentially complicates the scenario. U.S. reluctance to engage more pro-actively further contributes to the brewing turmoil. Uncertainty will prevail for the foreseeable future as dynamics fluctuate and a new global paradigm has yet to emerge. Within the context of this setting, Marco Vicenzino, an internationally renowned world affairs analyst, will discuss the forces driving global transformation, including the challenges and risks for Europe and beyond.

Global Strategy Briefing (GSB)

GSB provides monthly geopolitical executive briefings through face-to-face and conference-call formats which includes an in-depth analytical presentation of the month’s leading global developments, events and issues. It is followed by a Question & Answer session
with executives. It may also include direct communication during times of international crises and breaking news that directly impacts the client’s business. GSB provides a real-time opportunity for
executives to engage in an open discussion with colleagues about geopolitical complexities challenging international business.

Populism's Next Frontier: Italy's 2018 Election & Europe's Future

Europe confronts another crucial electoral contest with populism as Italy, the Eurozone’s third-largest economy, goes to the polls in early 2018. Italy’s tenuous political landscape has the anti-establishment Five Star Movement neck-and-neck with the ruling center-left Democratic Party. Both narrowly trailing a possible center-right coalition including former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, the euroskeptic and anti-migrant Northern League and the small, far-right nationalist Brothers of Italy. In the meantime, Italy’s political dysfunction, economic stagnation and lingering toxic debt continues, to concern investors and the Eurozone’s future. Within the context of this setting, internationally renowned global affairs expert Marco Vicenzino will discuss the forces and complexities dominating Italy’s political landscape and post-electoral prospects impacting Italy, the broader Eurozone and the rapidly changing world beyond.

Italy's Populist Surge: Challenges for Europe and Beyond

The anti-establishment parties have clearly emerged as the winners of Italy’s election. The populist Five Star Movement has become the biggest party. Together with the right-wing Northern League and the far-right Brothers of Italy, populist parties comfortably won over 50% of the vote. As no party or alliance has a majority, the country faces lengthy coalition talks that can last months.

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Our members were overwhelmed by his profound knowledge and analysis of emerging post-financial crisis realities. As business leaders, it greatly contributed to our understanding of the emerging new world order and the role we can play in helping to shape it


As a resource, Marco Vicenzino is a tremendous asset to the YPO global network. By inviting him as a speaker, your chapter will benefit enormously from his geopolitical insight, particularly since it emanates from a deep appreciation and awareness of private sector business concerns.

YPO Portugal

Marco Vicenzino provided an indispensably insightful presentation about the complexities of contemporary global affairs. He possesses an extraordinary ability to effectively communicate these difficulties with refreshing clarity. I encourage other YPO chapters to invite him as a speaker. It is a unique opportunity to get a rare global perspective into the dynamics driving the world today.

YPO Greater Europe Chapter

Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom


English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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