Mario R. Palacios
Mario R. Palacios is Global Director of Import and Export Policy for Intel Corporation, the world’s largest producer of semiconductors and a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Based in Washington, D.C., he is responsible for Intel’s policy and advocacy related to legislative, regulatory and administrative developments in areas ranging from worldwide export controls, customs, trade facilitation, and international trade. In this role, Mario is also responsible for coordinating global advocacy efforts focused on reducing policy and regulatory barriers that may impact Intel’s global supply chain.
Prior to his current role, Mario served as Global Technology Compliance Manager in Intel’s Global Trade Group where he managed a team of trade compliance professionals who oversaw all export compliance programs covering a diverse portfolio of products and technology in support of Intel’s international network of research and development, fabrication, manufacturing, and sales locations. Previously, Mario worked for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in support of the UNCTAD and the UNIDO where he advised on matters of trade facilitation, preferential trade agreements, market accessibility, computerized customs management systems, and supply chain.
Mario graduated from the University of Southern California, with a double major in economics and international relations. He also earned a Master’s Degree, in international economic policy from Columbia University in the City of New York.