Filipa Rio

30 September 2020

Filipa Rio

Filipa worked as a Senior Director for Strategic Communications with FTI Consulting in Brussels where she led the transportation practice. She provided guidance and advocacy strategies on low-emission mobility issues, connected and automated vehicles, and clean energy policies for cross-sector clients such as tech companies, miners, automakers, and logistics companies.

Before FTI, Filipa worked for Harley-Davidson as Manager of Government Affairs for the Latin America Region.  She was the principal liaison between H-D and LATAM governments (26 markets) where she developed and executed legislative strategies to optimize business operations.

Filipa began her career in the automotive industry, working as Director of Environmental Affairs for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in Washington, D.C., representing twelve member companies. Key policy areas included fuel economy, green chemistry, electrification, and product stewardship.

A dual U.S. and Portuguese citizen, Filipa holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy from Virginia Tech.