ORLANDO CAMARGO is a business and marketing executive with over 25 years of global experience in leading and working with multinational companies, governments and organizations.
He received his Master’s Degree in Economics and Business from the University of Tsukuba in Japan and upon graduation was the first non-Japanese to be hired as a civil service researcher at a prestigious Science and Technology Agency’s National Institute for Science and Technology (NISTEP) of Japan. He has written about the economics of R&D and worked as a visiting scholar at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and was an Executive in Residence at Temple University MBA program. Orlando has worked with renowned management consultant James C. Abegglen assisting companies in a variety of industries with market entry research and global strategy development. He concentrated on marketing and communications while helping establish the Fleishman Hillard Japan office and developed marketing programs for companies and organizations primarily in finance, technology and manufacturing.
From May 2000 Orlando was Vice President and Director of Communications for Japan and Japan business related activities of Goldman Sachs Inc. He had oversight for media relations, marketing & branding and internal communications for the Tokyo office of 1,300 employees and for Goldman Sachs related business in Japan, reporting jointly to the Tokyo office co-presidents and the head of Asian Communications in Hong Kong. He worked closely with business managers in investment banking, trading, asset management, legal, operations and human capital management to integrate marketing communications programs aligned to overall global and local business strategy. From 2006 Orlando was President and Representative Director of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Japan. He was the primary driving force in establishing and growing the Japan office of one of the world’s leading Public Relations consultancies, focusing on developing social media strategies, and integrated marketing and reputation management programs for organizations, companies, brands and government organizations.
Orlando completed his undergraduate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)-Eisenhower College. He is a member of the Nippon Club, the Museum of the City of New York and an advisor to the Fresh Air Fund. Orlando grew up in New York City and lives in Harlem.