Carolina Lembo has both Brazilian and Italian nationalities. She graduated in Law from Mackenzie Presbyterian University, in Sao Paulo (2006). During her legal studies she was selected to become member of Mackenzie's Public International Law Study Group with which she participated in WTO/ UN simulations in Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Vienna. She was granted a scholarship to participate in the undergraduate/graduate research group on Political and Economic Law where she later presented the paper "Economic Power and its Legal Limits". Her final thesis was entitled "Brief approach to theoretical differences between the regulation of mergers in the European Union and the United States of America based on the GE/Honeywell case study" and was awarded and subsequently published by the Brazilian Institute of Studies on Competition, Consumer Affairs, and International Trade. Additionally, she actively participated in the Foreign Trade Commission of the São Paulo Bar Association (COMEX OAB-SP) as member of the Study Panel, where she co-authored the book: International Trade Law - Fundamental Aspects.
Carolina worked as a trainee for the Sarti, Farina e Magalhães Teixeira Law Firm, mainly working with competition and administrative law. As an international negotiation analyst, she joined the professional team at the Federation of the Industries of the State of Sao Paulo, where she helped to promote private sector positions in the framework of Doha Negotiations and MERCOSUR issues. She also worked as a teaching assistant on general and regional International Law at her alma mater.
After graduation, Carolina joined the Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo (FIESP) – Infrastructure Department. She worked as the Coordinator for the International Infrastructure Area until March 2012. In March 2012, she was appointed General Coordinator at the Infrastructure Department of FIESP and in 2013 their manager. She was the youngest manager ever appointed at FIESP and first woman to work as the infrastructure manger. She represented FIESP in all of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conferences, worked and coordinated South-South cooperation project, among which the regional infrastructure integration with the South-American United Nations (UNASUR) and electricity integration with the Latin America (OLADE).
From the academic point of view, she also holds a PhD in International Law (2014) and a Ms. in Public Law (2010) from the University of São Paulo. She is a guest lecture at Mackenzie Presbyterian University where she teaches WTO rules. In 2014, she was selected and afterwards invited to be a research fellow at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group – HEPG at Harvard Kennedy School and in 2015 she was reappointed for a second academic year. Her research subjects are energy market in developing countries and electricity access, with the main focus in Latin America, as well as, Sustainable Development Goals, Global Governance and the power sector.
(Last update: September 2015)