Dr. Giulio Boccaletti is the Chief Strategy Officer of The Nature Conservancy, as well as its Global Managing Director for Water. In his role as Chief Strategy Officer, Giulio works with other members of the Executive Team to develop the organization’s strategy and apply economic and scientific practice to its conservation agenda. As Global Managing Director for Water, he works with over 200 staff worldwide on advancing the use of water-related natural infrastructure to address issues of economic development and sustainable growth.
Trained as a scientist, Giulio is an expert on environmental and economic sustainability with experience in deploying innovative, large-scale strategies that demonstrate how investing in nature will help us achieve a healthier, more prosperous, more resilient world. He has deep expertise on the intersection of natural resources, public policy and business conduct. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, Giulio was a partner at McKinsey and Company, where he founded the firm’s Global Water Resource initiative and was a leader of its Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice. He has served public and private sector institutions on issues of resource economics in all five continents. Giulio has been a member of the Global Agenda Council on Water of the World Economic Forum (WEF), and is a member of its Global Futures Council on Environment and Natural Resource Security. In 2014, WEF named him a Young Global Leader for his ability to act as a driving force in shaping a sustainable future.
Giulio started his career as a scientist with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focused on atmospheric and ocean sciences and climate dynamics. He has a master’s in physics from the Università degli Studi di Bologna, and master’s and doctorate degrees in atmospheric and oceanic sciences from Princeton University.