Mr. Mario Fleck is a distinguished member of Brazil’s business community and a philanthropist of insight and vision. He holds a bachelor degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. After joining the Brazilian branch of Accenture, one of the world’s largest consulting companies, in 1976, he went on to serve in multiple roles in the company over the next 28 years, including as the Country Managing Partner for Brazil, and also served as a member of several international committees.
Mr. Fleck later joined Rio Bravo Investments, one of the top independent asset management companies in the Brazilian financial market, where he served as CEO until the company’s acquisition by a Chinese conglomerate. As part of his activities during those years, Mr. Fleck served at various Boards of Directors of private and public Brazilian companies.
Guided by a passionate commitment to his community, Mr. Fleck’s activities have long extended well beyond the demanding duties of his career. He collaborates with several non-profit organizations such as Parceiros da Educação, through which the private sector strives to improve the quality of public education. He has also filled key leadership positions in AME Campos (a community organization in the city of Campos do Jordão), the Fundação Getulio Vargas Business School, the Max Nordau College in Rio de Janeiro, the Aleph Jewish School in São Paulo, and the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo, and has served on the boards of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. And as Vice Chair of the Committee for Democracy in Information Technology (CDI).
A leading member of Brazil’s Jewish community, Mr. Fleck presided over the Jewish Federation of São Paulo from 2011 to 2015 and is currently President of its Board. Today he also serves as President of CIP - Congregação Israelita Paulista, the largest non-orthodox synagogue of São Paulo, and is Vice President of the Brazil-Israel Chamber of Commerce. Internationally, Mr. Fleck chairs the American Jewish Committee’s Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs.
Mario is also a highly esteemed and active member of the Weizmann Institute’s Executive Board, working tirelessly and successfully on behalf of the Institute to develop a growing network of friends in Brazil. As President of the Brazilian Friends of the Weizmann Institute, he spearheaded the Latin American Committee’s effort to raise funds for the Weizmann-Brazil Tumor Bank in the Moross Integrated Cancer Center, to which he has also given generously.
He is married to Angela Brandão, and has two children, Michel and Debora, and three grandchildren, Gabriel, Laila and Thomas.