Team Biographies - Roberto Mackrodt.


Roberto Mackrodt was born in São Paulo, Brazil on 11 June 1949 and graduated as Officer - Pilot from the Brazilian Air Force Academy in 1971.

Besides the usual career courses, he attended other relevant specialist programs such as the Aircraft Accident Investigation and Prevention from the Brazilian Air Force and from the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States. Amongst several duties, ran security and intelligence activities. As a pilot, was selected to be one of the captains of the presidential fleet for five years. Also performed as a civil aviation in-flight inspector. Retired as a colonel after 28 years of military service.

Before retiring also received a degree in Administration.

Hired by one of the biggest elevator companies in Brazil, was in charge of implementing the function of Controller and designated Head of Audit. In January 1997 joined Souza Cruz, the biggest tobacco company in Latin America as Head of Security based in Rio de Janeiro. Later that year was appointed, on a dual role, as regional security manager for British American Tobacco in the Latin America & Caribbean region.

During the time with BAT attended several internal and external courses mainly on security, crisis management workshops and delivered training for staff around the region.

Roberto Mackrodt retired August 2006 and established a business delivering consultancy on security.

Is an ASIS member and Life-member of ISMA, both international security associations.

Speaks Portuguese, English and German, and has considerable knowledge of Spanish and basic French.


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