Dr. Giulio Boccaletti

Chief Strategy Officer, Global Managing Director - 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, Giulio is an expert on environmental and economic sustainability. 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 our conservation agenda.

As Global Managing Director of Water, he leads the world’s largest team of freshwater scientists, policy experts, economists and on-the-ground conservation practitioners. Giulio and his team at the 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.

He believes solving global water challenges, particularly in the face of a changing climate, will determine the future sustainability of the world economy and the health of the people and places that depend on this vital natural resource. He has deep expertise on the intersection of natural resources, public policy and business conduct.

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 of 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 U.S. 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.

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