Marcos Fava Neves
International Adjunct Professor, School of Business, University of São Paulo
Marcos Fava Neves is an international expert on global agribusiness issues and a professor of planning and strategy at the School of Business (FEARP) at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He graduated as an agronomic engineer from ESALQ/USP in 1991. He earned his master’s degree in 1995 and his doctorate in management in 1999 from the FEA/USP School of Economics and Business. Marcos completed postgraduate studies in European agribusiness in France in 1995 and in chains/networks in the Netherlands in 1998-1999.
He has specialized in strategic-planning processes for companies and food chains and works as a board member of both public and private organizations. In 2004, he created the Markestrat think tank, doing international projects, studies and research in strategic planning and management for more than 150 organizations. Since then, Marcos has advised more than 20 doctorate dissertations and master’s theses. In 2008, he became CEO of Brazil’s second-largest biofuel holding company, a position he occupied until 2009, when he returned to USP and Markestrat.
His writings are strongly focused on supplying simple methods for business. He has published 70 articles in international journals and has been author and editor of 25 books by 10 different publishers in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, South Africa, Singapore, Netherlands, China, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is also a regular contributor for China Daily Newspaper and has written two case studies for Harvard Business School, one for Purdue and five for Pensa/USP.
Marcos does several international lectures per year, having the opportunity to travel, to listen and to learn. Coming from a family of farmers, he is a worldwide defender of agriculture. He and his wife, Camila, have three children: Beatriz, Julia and Cecilia. He also enjoys sports and classic cars.