Melanie Nakagawa

Chief Sustainability Officer at Microsoft

Melanie offers almost two decades of environmental sustainability experience at the nexus of policy, business and technology. She most recently served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Climate and Energy on the National Security Council at the White House, one of several roles she has held in the U.S. government. At the White House, Melanie played a leadership role on international and domestic climate initiatives, as well as energy issues that included the international energy response to the war in Ukraine.


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  • Chief Sustainability Officer

    January, 2023 - present

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