Marcio Paes Barreto is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and has over twenty-five years of experience in various areas, including program management, leadership development, business development, marketing, and communications. Currently, he holds the position of director of industrial development at the Wyoming Energy Authority, where he leads the development of both emerging and legacy energy industries. 

Paes Barreto is a leader in digital technologies, program management, and leadership development. Before his work in the nongovernmental and governmental sectors, Marcio held leadership positions at various information technology companies. In these roles, he drove business growth, developed new services, and expanded their client base. 

Paes Barreto’s work has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades. Additionally, he is an educator, sharing his knowledge and expertise with the next generation of leaders in the fields in which he works. He has a background in industrial engineering. 

Paes Barreto enjoys hunting, backcountry traveling, and exploring new cultures outside of work.