Denise Rotondo

Chief Sustainability Leaders Community Manager at World Economic Forum

Denise Rotondo has a diverse work experience spanning multiple industries and roles. Denise currently works at the World Economic Forum as the Chief Sustainability Leaders Community Manager and the Partner Engagement Lead for the Centre for Nature and Climate. In these roles, they collaborate with corporates and knowledge hubs to reduce air pollution and support the transition to a net-zero economy. Prior to this, they were involved in sustainability and climate action initiatives at the Future Food Institute, where they coordinated G20 events and contributed to the development of the Mediterranean diet food chain. Denise also has experience working directly at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), where they completed a Master's program in Sustainability Management for Climate Action and participated in projects related to climate action in a multi-stakeholder collaboration setting. Denise has previous experience at Oracle, where they held various roles, including Partner Development Manager, Sustainability Community Manager, and Partner Experience Manager. Additionally, Denise worked at Interoute and Easynet Group in sales and account management positions. Denise started their career as a Market Researcher at Università Bocconi and completed an internship at Gruppo Cariparma Credit Agricole.

Denise Rotondo's education history includes various degrees and certifications related to business and managerial economics. In 2007, they obtained a Bachelor's degree with honors in Economy and Management from Università degli Studi di Parma. Denise further pursued their education at the same university and received a Master's Degree in Trade Marketing and Business Strategy, with the notable achievement of receiving the Dean's Award, from 2010 to 2012.

In 2021, Denise attended a summer school program at ETH Zürich, although the specific field of study is not provided. Denise also completed the "Power of Influence for Positive Impact" course from Harvard Business School Online in 2023, focusing on the field of business and managerial economics.

Additionally, Denise obtained a Master of Science in Responsible Management for Climate Action from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), although the specific start and end years are not provided. This aligns with their interest in sustainability and climate-related topics. Furthermore, they earned several certifications, such as "Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities" from Lund University in March 2021 and "Climate Change International Climate Regime" from UNITAR in February 2021.

Denise has also undergone various professional development programs and obtained certifications related to talent development, negotiation skills, business English, and digital skills, among others. These certifications were obtained from institutions such as Lane4, Oracle, English Language Center, Miller Heiman Europe GmbH, and Corporate Visions Inc. The specific dates of when they obtained the certifications are not provided.

In summary, Denise Rotondo's education and certifications demonstrate their commitment to business and managerial economics, as well as their interest in sustainability and climate-related topics. Denise has pursued higher education and obtained various certifications throughout their career to enhance their knowledge and skills in these areas.



  • Chief Sustainability Leaders Community Manager

    January, 2023 - present

  • Partner Engagement Lead Centre For Nature And Climate

    October, 2022

  • Sustainability Project Manager Centre For Nature Climate

    February, 2022