E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


François Martins

Manager for Government Relations and Public Policy, Mercado Libre

François Martins is Mercado Libre’s (NASDAQ:MELI) manager for Government Relations and Public Policy based in Brazil. François builds bridges between Mercado Libre’s business needs and the public sector’s programmes and goals to achieve a better and sounder business environement that supports innovation and economic development. Prior to joining Mercado Libre he served as AMD’s public affairs manager for Latin America. François also worked as a consultant for the Brazilian Federal Government at the OECD on issues pertaining to the organisation’s Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials. He holds a Law degree from Université Paris 5 – René Descartes, France, and an LL.M. from Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.