Marcos is a founder, member of the Council and Senior Analyst at IDIS. He previously acted as Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, being responsible for the program and strategical development of the foundation. He is a doctor with a degree from the Medical Department of University of São Paulo, and dedicated himself to the management field, having a doctorate in Business Management from the George Washington University, Washington D.C – USA with a scholarship from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. He was also a consultant of the Pan-American Health Organization. He currently exercises academic activities as a tenured professor at the University of São Paulo, Public Health Department, and is a member of SAVE Brasil – an affiliate of Bird Life International, MacDonald Institute, IDEAH Foundation and of the Jewish Museum of São Paulo. He was founder and president of the Council at GIFE – Grupo de Instituto, Fundações e Empresas (Institute, Foundation and Business Group), and founder and member of the WINGS – Worldwide Inititative in Grantmaking Support Council. Superintendent Director at the WCF/Brasil Institute and of the Maria Cecília Souto Vidigal Foundation. Marcos Kisil is a senior fellow of Synergod and of Beltsmann, and a member of the editorial council of Alliance Magazine. Author of many books, among which “Comunidade: Foco de Filantropia” (Community: Philanthropy Focal Point) and “Investimento Social Privado e Tendências do Investimento Social na América Latina” (Private Social Investment and Social Investment Tendencies in Latin America). He is also the author of many articles in national and international publications on philanthropy and social investment.