Mark D’Anastasio

Mark D’Anastasio is a strategic communications and business advisor to multinational corporations, global public institutions and individual commercial and government leaders. As founder and president of Emerging Markets Communications (EMC), Mr. D’Anastasio’s work spreads across rising post-socialist markets and other emerging economies, as well as transformative new industries. Pioneering high-profile assignments have put him at the center of some of the most sweeping international economic changes of the past two decades. EMC specializes in corporate and CEO positioning, commercial dispute resolution, public affairs, compliance issues, corporate intelligence and relations with multilateral financial institutions. Prior to establishing EMC in 2000, Mr. D’Anastasio chaired the International Development practice at the global communications consultancy Burson-Marsteller, and he has served in a number of other high-profile commercial and non-commercial positions, including as an economic development policy advisor to Russia at Harvard University. He began his career as a foreign correspondent and held staff positions at the Associated Press, Time, Inc., Business Week magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Mr. D’Anastasio holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.A. from Yale University, an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and was a fellow at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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