International Business Development Manager
Ecology and Environment, Inc

With 31 years' experience, Maria Mato is Ecology and Environment's International Business Development Manager for Latin America and Africa. Ms. Mato established the firm's presence in Latin America including in the countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Ecuador. In Africa, she is currently developing operations in Angola, Morocco, and Libya. Ms Mato provides strategic advice and planning direction, as well as project management, to international clients for permitting of large telecommunications, oil and gas, and industrial projects. Ms. Mato has led the environmental permitting of more than a dozen multi-country fiber optic cable projects on several continents, negotiating on behalf of her clients with regulators and local stakeholders. Ms. Mato is tri-lingual, speaking fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese.