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Mário Vinícius Claussen Spinelli

Petrobras
General Ombudsman
Mario Spinelli is the General Ombudsman at Petrobras. He has a doctorate's degree in Public Administration and Government by Fundação Getulio Vargas (SP) and a master's degree in Public Administration by Fundação João Pinheiro (MG). Spinelli was the Head of The Comptroller General in the State of Minas Gerais (2015), the Head of The of Comptroller General in the City of São Paulo (2013/2014) and the National Secretary for Corruption Prevention in The Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) in the Brazilian Federal Government. He was a Sitting Member of the Council for Financial Activities (COAF) in the Ministry of Treasury (2010-2013) and a Member of CGU Ethics Commission CGU (2008). Spinelli is a career audit of the Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) since 2001, and it was a public servant of the Court of Accounts in the State of Minas Gerais (1999 to 2001). Currently, he is a post-graduation professor of the Control, Detection and Repression to Deviation of Public Resources course at the Universidade Federal de Lavras/Escola de Administração Fazendária and he teaches Fraud in Biddings and Contracts subject of the National Anti-Corruption and Anti- Money Laundry Program of the Ministry of Justice. Throughout the years, he has acted as spokesman or representative of the Brazilian Government in several international events regarding prevention of corruption and anti-corruption sponsored, among others, by ONU, OEA, OCDE, the World Bank, BID, and G-20. He is an expert of "Red Interamericana de Compras Gubernamentales", sponsored by OEA and BID and he took part on the elaboration of several projects, in prevention of corruption and anti-corruption fields, such as the Information Access Law (Law No. 12.527/11) and Anti-Corruption (Law No. 12.846/13) projects. Spinelli is the author of several works and articles on internal control, transparency and prevention of corruption and anti-corruption policies. In 2009, he was awarded in an international competition sponsored by the Centro Latinoamericano de Administración para el Desarrollo (CLAD), due to the development of an academic paperwork that approached the participation of the society in corruption prevention.