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Marcelo Bechara Hobaika

Marcelo Bechara Hobaika

Director of Institutional Relations and Regulation, Grupo Globo

Marcelo Bechara is Director of Institutional Relations and Regulation, Grupo Globo. He is also a member of the Superior Council of ABERT – Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters for the biennium (2020-2022), a Member of the National Cinema Council since 2018 and Vice-President of IAB Brazil.

Mr Bechara previously held the positions of Legal Advisor of the Ministry of Communication (2005 to 2010) and General Attorney of Anatel (2010 to 2011).  He was Commissioner of Anatel (2011 to 2015) and left the agency as Vice-Chairman in 2015.  Mr Bechara has been a Member of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee – CGI.br (2006 and 2015), having participated in formulating the Brazilian Civil Framework of the Internet. He was on the Board of Directors of Núcleo de Informação .br and Author of the book Radiodifusão e TV Digital no Direito Brasileiro (Broadcasting and Digital TV in Brazilian Law).

Mr Bechara graduated from the Brazilian Superior School of War – ESG in 2012. He is a member of the Superior Council of ABERT – Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters for the biennium (2020-2022), a Member of the National Cinema Council since 2018 and is also Vice-President of IAB Brazil.

Mr Bechara graduated in Law from Belo Horizonte in 2001. He has an MBA in Economy and Business Law from FGV, and in 2003 he specialised in Digital Law.  Certified by Harvard Law School, Georgetown University, and the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO.

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