Giulio Boccaletti

Chief Strategy Officer and Global Managing Director for Water, The Nature Conservancy

Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D., is the Chief Strategy Officer and Global Managing Director for Water at The Nature Conservancy. Trained as a scientist, he is an expert on environmental and economic sustainability. Giulio leads the world’s largest team of freshwater scientists, policy experts, economists and conservation practitioners. He also helps develop organizational strategy, applying economic and scientific practice to a conservation agenda. Giulio has deep expertise on the intersection of natural resources, public policy and business conduct. Previously, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he founded the Global Water Resource initiative. He has served public and private institutions on issues of resource economics in all five continents. Giulio is a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water. In 2014, WEF also 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.