Marco Vicenzino

Marco Vicenzino - Business Expert and Speaker

Combining international private sector experience with deep insight into global politics, Marco Vicenzino is a leading expert on the events, issues, and developments that drive world affairs.  Since the Arab Spring of 2011 Marco has been a sought-after commentator on the middle east, in particular Libya post Gaddafi.


Consistently featured through leading media outlets such as CNN, BBC, NBC, Fox, Al Jazeera, National Public Radio and many others, his sought after opinion has appeared in The New York Times, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, US News & World Report, Le Figaro, El Pais, Daily Star, Al Hayat, and South China Morning Post.

Vicenzino has been a keynote speaker, panelist, and moderator at forums and conferences across the globe. He was a guest speaker for the Young Presidents’ Organization, an international organization of company presidents from around the world. As part of the State Department’s Strategic Speakers Initiative, he has spoken to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, World Bank, Council on Foreign Relations, Columbia University, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and Northwestern’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Director of the Global Strategy Project and senior advisor to PFC Energy and Quantum Financial Advisors, Vicenzino is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and strategic advisor and board member of the Afghanistan World Foundation. He also served as a strategic communications consultant to the World Bank and as Deputy Executive Director for the Washington, DC office of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

As an entrepreneur, Vicenzino served as founding member, general counsel, and head of business development of the MapNetwork, an international technology enterprise, which is today owned by Nokia. An activist, he has dedicated extensive time and efforts as an advocate for humanitarian causes, particularly for the plight of Afghanistan. He continues to serve as an advisor to corporations and non-profits seeking expansion and opportunities in the US and overseas.

Marco is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.


"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.”Regional Networking Officer, YPO Russia

 “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.” Regional Membership Officer (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."  Education Chair, Greater Europe Chapter