Renato Delmanto is Vice-President for Institucional Issues and Crisis Management at Ideal Hill + Knowlton Strategies. He joined Ideal H+K team in October 2019.
Previously, Renato has worked for 11 years as Communications Head in Votorantim Group (one of the largest Brazilian industrial conglomerates) and CPFL Energia (energy sector player), being responsible for internal and external communications as well as corporate affairs.
He has also worked as senior manager at Maquina Cohn&Wolfe, leading PR teams in Alpargatas (shoes and textiles company, owner of “Havaianas” brand) and Camargo Corrêa (infrastructure conglomerate, actually called Mover).
In his 15 years of Corporate Communications career, Renato has acquired an extensive experience in the management of various types of crises – such as financial (eg., 2008 derivatives crisis), competition authority investigations (cement cartel), civil construction (São Paulo Subway disaster in 2007) and environmental issues (eg., mining and dam licensing).
Renato started his career as a reporter in Veja (the largest Brazilian weekly magazine), and after that in Folha de S. Paulo (the country’s most prestigious newspaper). Later, he worked as senior editor and director in O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper, Globo Publishing and America Online Brazil.
He has also had an academic experience as Professor at Casper Libero Foundation, the first and most prestigious Journalism College in Brazil, from 2005 to 2016.
Renato holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC SP) and a master’s degree in Communications from Casper Libero Foundation.