Danilo Gennari is President of Brazil at Edelman Global Advisory. A seasoned government relations professional, Gennari has worked for 10 years in the Federal Administration and also advised companies and trade associations from different sectors for the past seven years, giving him a unique blend of inside and outside expertise in dealing with the public agenda.

Prior to joining EGA, Mr.Gennari was the founder and co-leader of Distrito, a leading government relations firm in Brazil. As a public official, he has work at the highest levels of the Brazilian government, including Special Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs of the Presidency and Special Advisor to the Ministry of Finance – prominent positions that provide him an insider’s perspective on the government’s decision-making processes. Before founding Distrito, he also worked as a government relations advisor to the National Insurances Confederation (CNSeg). Mr. Gennari’s deep understanding of both federal and state governments, vast networks, and unique political analysis capabilities allow him to navigate complex issues and advise clients from a wide array of sectors, making him one of the most reputable and trusted government relations professionals in Brazil.

Mr. Gennari holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Brasília (UnB). He has also completed a Public Policy and Government Management program at the National School of Public Administration (ENAP).


Danilo Gennari

President, Brazil