Mr. Hawker is the Chief Development Officer for Latin America of LCR Capital Partners and is responsible for leading strategy, product, operations and risk in the region as well supporting the firm’s overall governance internationally.
Prior to joining LCR, Carlos served as an Executive Director of HSBC’s Commercial Bank in Brazil being a member of the executive committee. At HSBC Carlos was responsible for advising the Commercial Bank’s leadership on regulatory, compliance and risk related matters as well as implementing the governance and operational framework necessary for assuring corporate clients were analyzed, selected and exited efficiently from a commercial, strategic, credit, sustainability, reputational and risk perspective.
Previously Carlos was a senior member of BlackRock´s Americas Corporate Operations team leading regulatory activities in Brazil, broader Latin America and Iberia. Carlos was responsible for aligning the compliance, operational, strategy and governance model for the Latin American business, funds and entities to industry standards and regulatory needs and assisted in implementing the Brazil’s governance model as well as supporting key operations, technology and infrastructure initiatives.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Carlos served as an Associate Director at World Monitors Inc. in New York (affiliated to Wiggin and Dana LLP), providing advice for financial institutions, corporations and the government in risk prevention strategies and responsible business practices. In this role he was also involved in the development and maintenance of corporate governance and conflict prevention programs for US based and foreign entities and lead Latin America business being responsible for business development and strategy initiatives in the Region.
Additionally, Carlos was the Executive Manager of the International Department of BGC Liquidez brokerage in Brazil (BGC Partners) and managed sales trading and operations focused on the US and European markets with additional responsibility for business development, strategic partnerships and acquisitions focused on expanding the brokerage business’s footprint internationally.
In addition to Carlos’s background in financial services, Carlos also possesses several years of private law firm experience both as Senior Of Counsel and Partner focusing on corporate, securities law and human rights and is a board member of Osklens E Institute (affiliated to UNESCO/WWF) giving advice on human sustainable development through increasing awareness of matters involving earth, environment, economics, energy, education and empowerment leveraging the apparel industry.
Carlos holds law degrees from both University Candido Mendes in Brazil (JD, Post Graduate and Masters in Corporate and Tax law) and Fordham University School of Law in New York from which he graduated with a Masters’ degree in Banking, Corporate and Finance. He also holds a Certificate in Negotiation and Leadership for Senior Executives from Harvard Law School. Mr. Hawker is a member of Fordham Law School’s Dean’s planning Council and Steering Committee for Masters and Certificate programs.