GIULIO BOCCALETTI, PhD, is a physicist and atmospheric and oceanic scientist. He is the managing director for Global Water at the Nature Conservancy. Trained as a scientist, Boccaletti is an expert on environmental and economic sustainability. He leads the world's largets team of freshwater scientists, policy experts, economists and on-the-ground conservation practitioners.
Boccaletti and his team at the Nature Conservancy are working to identify, test and deploy innovative, large-scale strategies that demonstrate how investments in nature will enable us to secure the water we need to prosper.
Prior to joining the Conservancy, Boccaletti was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he built and ran its water security practice and advised CEOs and government ministers in dozens of countries on the implications of water scarcity for their growth and operations. For his work on water, in 2014 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos. Boccaletti started his career as a scientist with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focused on atmospheric and ocean sciences and climate adaptation. He has a master’s in Physics from the Universita degli Studi di Bologna, and master’s and doctorate degrees in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from Princeton University.