MBA, PMP, MEng
Consulting Director, Senior Advisor,
Subject Matter Expert on processes and PMP design and implementation as well as the leading of large projects, and
English, Spanish and Portuguese bilingual
982 Rua Afonso Celso
Sao Paulo, SP, 04110 Brasil 04119-060
11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190 USA
Mario Sanchez (Brazilian citizen), an electrical engineer, is a Senior Advisor on processes and project management implementation and design. He serves as the Global Project Management Office Head/Consulting Director for RKA Worldwide Group LLC and also for De Almeida Global Holdings Ltda. For both companies, he is ultimately responsible for internal firm formation projects and large and complex client engagements, reporting to the Group CEO. He lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
With leadership presence and residing in the Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New York metro areas; Miami; Houston; Austin; Atlanta; Columbus; Tampa; Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Quito, Ecuador; Bogota, Colombia; Mexico City; Brisbane, Australia; and Cologne, Germany, the firm principals are repeatedly sought-after in high stakes forensic, integrity services and special investigation, as well as risk, security/executive protection, litigation support, and compliance advisory services. They have worked for or served the world’s largest, most recognized, and respected companies. Together, RKA multi-lingual leaders some which are certified public accountants, accredited business valuators, certified internal auditors and certified fraud examiners, others certified in financial forensics, project management, audit leadership, government and information systems audit, and risk management, licensed attorneys, and personal protection specialists. We have decades of experience as former Fortune 30 senior executives, including CEOs and Board/Audit Committee members, Big4 accounting firm partners, external and internal auditors, compliance advisors, protection and intelligence community personnel, United States federal prosecutors, and state and federal American and foreign law enforcement and armed forces commissioned officers.
He is a senior level executive at Phillips and has extensive leadership experience in the areas of internal audit and project and risk management as well as supporting investigations. He has experience with the best practices of project management of finance, processes, IT services, operational audit and business governance. He has worked reporting and providing consultative service for executive management, with well-researched data and sound recommendations to improving the overall success of business operations and processes. Also he has a proven record of accomplishment of successfully initiating, organizing, and project managing large corporate projects, including worldwide audits and investigations and its teams on an international level, for multinational companies.
Prior to this role, Mario worked for ten years for Siemens Brazil, a subsidiary of Siemens AG, the German engineering and manufacturing conglomerate. He assumed several positions across business units and cross sectors divisions. Mario was the regional project manager for LATAM in the telecommunication, IT and rail & automation business Units. He was responsible for the financial and technical success of several projects across Latin America. Mario has extensive experience in coordinating worldwide critical projects and developing high performance project teams. In the cross sector divisions, Mario then joined the Corporate Finance Audit (CF A) team as a Global Operational Auditor. He managed audit work to ensure that the organization had the best possible project, process and compliance information for the major projects or internal audits of Siemens business units worldwide. Mario was responsible for hundreds of engagement interviews as well as for executing final draft reports to executive management consisting of critical recommendations and findings. Mario had the opportunity to work on the Healthcare, Rail, Oil & Gas, Human Resources and Steel Mill businesses in forensic, operational, IT and financial audits.
EXAMPLE OF PROJECTS
- IP Telephony Network for three nuclear power plants
- IP Telephony Network outsourcing for General Motors over Latin America, Africa & Middle East
- Telecommunications systems for line 4 – yellow for the São Paulo subway automated line
- Carve-out project for the Philips television division
- Hardware refresh Siemens servers for LATAM
- Volkswagen rollout of all desktops and workstations for LATAM
EXAMPLE OF ENGAGEMENTS
- Supported forensic investigations and audits in Brazil
- Review for the compliance processes and payroll for human resources
- Evaluation of Go/No Go on healthcare business carve outs
- Project audit for a USD 290M Steel mill plant
- Project audit for a USD 430M gas turbine power plant
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND LANGUAGUE SKILLS
- Graduate Degree, Electronic Engineering , Universidade Mackenzie, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- International M.B.A., Business, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Project Management, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- Fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish
While RKA Worldwide Group LLC (USA) and RKA Worldwide do Brasil Consultoria and companies in formation, RKA Worldwide de Colombia SAS, RKA Worldwide de Argentina SA, and RKA Worldwide Security and Protection LLC, employs, associates and contracts with attorneys and CPAs, we are not public accounting firms nor law firms nor are we registered as such.