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Dr. Giulio Boccaletti


Dr. Giulio Boccaletti

Managing Director, Global Water

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Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D., is the Managing Director for Global Water at The Nature Conservancy. He is focused on the intersection of water, economic and social systems, and infrastructure; and is part of a passionate group of people who believe water issues are one of the defining challenges for the environmental sustainability of the global economy.

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Dr. Giulio Boccaletti is the Managing Director for Global Water at The Nature Conservancy. He is focused on the intersection of water, economic and social systems, and infrastructure, and is part of a passionate group of people who believe water issues are one of the defining challenges for the environmental sustainability of the global economy.

Immediately prior to joining the Conservancy, Giulio was a partner at McKinsey and Company, where he founded the firm's Global Water Resource initiative and was one of the leaders if its Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice. At Mckinsey he served public and private sector institutions on issues of regulatory strategy and growth, focusing on resource economics. He led projects on the ground in Ethiopia, India, Jordan, South Africa, across Europe and the US. His clients included financial institutions, large manufacturing companies, food and beverage companies, mining companies, oil and gas companies, multilateral institutions and individual governments attempting sector transformation. He has published and presented on water security, resource economics, and infrastructure finance.
 
Before joining McKinsey, he was a physical oceanographer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a research associate specializing in geophysical fluid dynamics and climate science. His areas of expertise included monsoonal dynamics, thermocline theory, instability theory, the fluid dynamics of turbulence and the general circulation of the ocean. Giulio holds a master's degree in theoretical physics from the University of Bologna, Italy, and master's and PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from Princeton University, where he was a NASA Earth Systems Science Fellow.

The World Economic Forum named Giulio one of its 2014 Young Global Leaders. This community of next-generation leaders acts as a driving force in shaping a sustainable future and includes notable figures such as Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, USA and Larry Page, Co-Founder and CEO of Google, USA.

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