Analía Marsella
Specialist in International and Comparative Law
Master of Laws (LL.M.), Lawyer (J.D.), Linguist
General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Senior Consultant on Public Interest Issues, International Relations, and Communications
Transcarbon International
Analía Marsella is a specialist in international and comparative law and professional linguist with over 20 years of legal, linguistic, and business experience. She held positions in both the public and private sectors, including intergovernmental organizations and multinational Fortune 500 corporations and taught at prestigious academic institutions, such as Columbia University where she teaches as a Guest Lecturer of International Environmental Law. Analía is experienced in providing creative legal solutions, designing complex diplomatic missions, developing technical proposals and funding requests for public interest projects, launching and managing multi-million dollar projects and business lines, recruiting and training human resources, planning and implementing marketing campaigns, designing and implementing capacity building activities, and in providing prime quality language services.

Currently serving as Transcarbon's General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Analía joined Transcarbon International, Architects of Sustainability, in 2011 as the Advisor on Public Interest initiatives and on the Latin American and the Caribbean region. She has redesigned Transcarbon’s original concept and corporate identity as a traditional for-profit company, radically transforming its organizational strategy and structure, turning it into a gender-balanced private organization serving public interest that operates in the capacity of institutional representative of an international association of highly qualified affiliated consultants sharing the same values and strongly committed to human development by addressing poverty, climate change and environmental impact. She designed and implemented Transcarbon's Corporate Social Responsibility policies and action plan, as well as its global communication strategy and project development plan for 2012-2017, while broadening the scope of available expertise through recruitment processes worldwide. Also, she identified suitable partners among private sector, public sector, voluntary sector, and civil society entities with presence in strategic locations, and drafted, negotiated, and concluded the collaboration agreements that enhance Transcarbon’s geographical coverage. Furthermore, Analía has planned several missions for Transcarbon representatives to explore energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy access project opportunities worldwide, in the context of climate change mitigation efforts and initiatives for the promotion of sustainable development practices. Now she coordinates and supervises the work of a global team of over thirty-five Special Advisors and affiliated Consultants. In particular, in 2015-2016, she served as Project Manager, Lead Legal Expert, and Spanish-English Linguist, managing all aspects of Transcarbon’s Assignment for the World Bank Group (WBG)’s global project “Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE)” in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

In parallel, as an Independent Consultant, Specialist in International and Comparative Law, Rule of Law, and Environmental Sustainability, as well as a Professional Linguist, she contributes to specific projects involving comparative legal and policy analysis and those requiring special communication skills, issuing recommendations on legal and policy design and developing communication strategies. She carried out several projects that required strong research and analytical skills, conducting in-person interviews for data collection and fact-finding purposes, and the drafting of high quality reports. She has rendered services to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Office of the Permanent Observer for The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) to the United Nations (UN), International IDEA's Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean, and private sector entities. Among other assignments, she has provided legal support to the negotiation, implementation, and execution of collaboration agreements with the UN, its programs and agencies, the Organization of American States (OAS), and other partner institutions, produced reports and project evaluations, and managed the launching of International IDEA's project Supporting Democratic Transition and Consolidation in Haiti. Also, she issued a report with Recommendations to Strengthen the Quality Control and Monitoring of Fortified Foods in Bolivia, in the framework of the Multisectoral Zero Malnutrition Program. Previously, she worked for the Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the United States of America and, as a Legislative Analyst and International Law Adviser at the National Congress in Argentina, she authored a Bill of Rights for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People and issued Recommendations on the Domestic Implementation of the Rome Statute.

Among other awards and distinctions received in recognition of academic excellence, Analía is a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, holding a Master of Laws' (LL.M.) degree and The Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law from Columbia University (United States of America), a Professional degree as a Lawyer (J.D., Abogada) summa cum laude, a Certificate of Specialization in Public International Law, a Professional Degree in Legal Translation German-Spanish, and a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Buenos Aires Law School (Argentina), and a Certificate of Completion of the Munich University Summer Training in European and German Law from the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, LMU Munich (Germany) for which she was awarded a study grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She is a Member of the Federal District Bar Association (CPACF) and the Federal District Professional Association of Sworn Translators (CPTCBA) of Argentina, as well as of the American Translators Association (ATA) in the United States.

A dual national of Argentina and the United States of America, she is a Spanish native speaker, fluent in English, proficient in German, with an intermediate knowledge of French, and a basic working knowledge of Portuguese.