Marcelo Risi is the new Senior Media Officer of Communications & Publications for the United Nations World Tourism Organization [UNWTO].
He took a two year leave of absence from UNWTO and quietly returned under the new leadership of UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.
Marcelo is a Senior communications professional with 20+ years experience in the United Nations, international organisations, global broadcasting, journalism and communications lecturer.
Development economist by training, a native speaker of both Spanish and German, bilingual in English, fluent in Italian, beginner level in Portuguese and French.
Worked as a researcher and policy analyst for international think tanks before switching to international broadcasting, fulfilling a wide range of assignments, such as economics editor, current affairs producer, the special envoy, foreign correspondent, and presenter.
He provides a global perspective to local issues, against the backdrop of a multicultural upbringing in the Americas and Europe, and years of working experience in all world regions.