Ricardo Oliveira is an experienced general counsel and public affairs senior consultant specialising in strategic engagement and campaign on regulatory matters. With over 25 years of experience in the private sector, Ricardo has dealt with complex legal and regulatory issues of cross functional and cross jurisdictional in nature. As a general counsel and public affairs expert, Ricardo has held various senior positions in multinational companies such as IBM and BAT. He is also an accredited mediator with the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London.
Ricardo has a background in law and engineering. He holds a dual citizen as a Portuguese and Brazilian national. Ricardo has an extensive international profile having lived, studied and worked in six different countries. Currently, Ricardo is based in Italy and works as an external senior counsel to the Duty Free World Counsel (DFWC) and the European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC).