Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Mr. Marcio Favilla Lucca de Paula is currently holding the position of the Executive Director for Competitiveness, External Relations and Partnerships at the UNWTO based in Madrid, Spain. He has been in this position since January 2010. Yesterday, he handed his documents to compete for the position of the UNWTO Secretary-General position to the organization’s current chief Dr. Taleb Rifai.
Mr. Marcio Favilla Lucca de Paula has held several prestigious positions and during his term as Vice Minister of Tourism, he was actively involved in the development and implementation of the 1st National Tourism Plan and worked to increase both tourism arrivals into the country as well as domestic tourism.
He was also engaged in many of UNWTO’s activities. From 1999 to 2002 he worked at the Ministry of Development, Industry and International Trade as Head of the National Department for Business Registry among other positions. He is among the biggest contenders for the UNWTO Secretary-General position.