Ricardo Villela Marino

Ricardo Villela Marino is currently a partner and CEO of Operations at Itaú Unibanco in Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay). Formerly, he was the president of FELABAN and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Marino holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of São Paulo, an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and an advanced degree in family business management from the Harvard Business School.
Marino started his career at Crédit Commercial de France (CCF). Shortly after, Banco de Investimentos de Garantia (CSFB) hired Marino, where he worked in fixed income and stock markets. Marino also had the opportunity to pursue an international career with Goldman Sachs Asset Management (New York and London), where he was the portfolio manager for emerging markets (EMEA, Asia Ex-Japan, and Latin America).
Before Ricardo started his current position with Itaú, he was responsible for the creation of the Business Intelligence Unit of Itaucard, operation of derivatives, and management of a five billion dollar credit portfolio for medium-sized businesses and home mortgage. Marino is also a sitting member of the following boards: Banco Itaú Unibanco Holding Financeira, MIT Sloan School of Management in Latin America, and the Advisory Board of Visa Latin America.

Patrícia Villela Marino holds a law degree from the School of Law at Mackenzie University. Also, Marino has attended the philanthropy and citizen sector course at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University as an invited guest student. In the last few years, she has led initiatives and institutes that focus on reinforcing human rights, social entrepreneurship, and citizen empowerment. In addition to being the vice president of the PDR Institute and president of the Humanitas360 Institute, she is also a member of the founding council for the Global Shapers program – a World Economic Forum initiative which aims to stimulate attitudes and projects to promote social transformations. Marino also founded and provided leadership to the Latin American Platform on Drug Policy (PLPD), an initiative supported by former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Brazil) and former President César Gaviria (Colombia), which created a platform for experts to discuss drug policy and promote innovative public policies. Patrícia is also a sitting member on the advisory board for the Biennial of the Americas, an initiative launched by Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado. Patricia also received the POWER Award – ABC Business Awards for the Social Impact Category in 2011.

Patrícia Villela Marino

Bruna Miranda
Administrative & Financial Coordinator

Bruna Miranda began her career at the early age of 16. Miranda went on to obtain a degree in business administration on a full ride scholarship. Miranda has used her administrative and financial background in many different industries including accounting firms, the food industry, and networking academies. Miranda joined the PDR Institute when the institute was expanding and assisted the institute’s institutional and financial growth. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and decorating.

Tatiana Almeida is driven by her curiosity which led her to pursue a career in communication and journalism. Almeida holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism, in addition to a master’s degree in organizational communication. In addition to her academic background, she has extensive professional experience in organizations dedicated to national and international development. Almeida’s passion for education also led her to pursue experience as an academic teaching assistant for English and communications. Additionally, she has volunteered for educational projects targeting children and vulnerable immigrant communities. Almeida believes communication is a powerful tool to generate positive impact and transformation for society.

Tatiana Almeida
Communications Coordinator

Luíza Matravolgyi
Audiovisual Producer

Luíza is very near to graduating with a degree in Cinema from the University of São Paulo (USP). She has already worked as a photographer and videomaker for the D-Lab Project of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), during an expedition to the Amazon forest, where she was astonished by the change making power of the cinema. Luíza also produced and worked as videomaker at a documentary recorded in Haiti, was the sound recordist at the film Folego (2015) and boom operator at the movie Montaña Blanca (2014). Nowadays, she is the videomaker at the PDR Institute.


Ricardo Villela Marino | Patrícia Villela Marino | Daniel Villela Marino
José Alberto Camargo
Durval Borges Morais | Paulo de Rezende | Rodolfo Villela Marino
Adriana Szasz de Franco | Marcela Fraga Rocha Marcílio | Marcelo Tristão Athayde de Souza | Piero Bonadeo | Rodolfo Henrique Fisher | Rodolfo Villela Marino | Sérgio Cunha Valente I Reginaldo Lima