Advisory Board

Eleonora Cogo, MSc, MBA

Eleonora Cogo, MSc, MBA is Senior Scientific Manager in the Climate Simulation and Prediction division at CMCC in Bologna, coordinating and managing projects related to climate services and adaptation. She participates in the UN climate negotiations as a member of the Italian delegation, focusing on adaptation and science. She negotiated in the international climate process which led to the Paris Agreement.

Previously, she has worked as a Senior Project Manager for CDM projects at Ecosecurities in Oxford.

Eleonora is enthusiastic about innovative solutions for a smart planet and is the 2017 winner of the Singularity University’s Italy Global Impact Challenge.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Science in Environmental and Land Engineering at Trento University in 2006 and was awarded an MSc in Environmental Management by Aalborg University in 2008. In 2016, she completed an MBA at IE Business School, where she was a member of the Ethics Committee and IE Energy Club.

Eleonora gained her working experience early while she was still at University. She worked as a researcher at Fundación Nacional para el Desarrollo (National Foundation for Development) in El Salvador and soon after earning her MSc she joined Bartucci Spa, where she worked as Junior Consultant. There she was monitoring and verifying CO2 emission levels under the European Emission Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) in the power generation, steel, paper, glass, and biomass sectors.

In 2009, she joined EcoSecurities (subsidiary of J.P. Morgan) in Oxford, UK as Senior Project Manager. There she was responsible for technical review of emission reduction projects (CDM) in renewable energies, in the biogas and chemical sectors in Latin America, China, SE Asia, and MENA (Middle East and North Africa).

2017 was the year of her work at Singularity University, where she participated in the Global Solutions Program through which she won the Global Impact Challenge. She also participated in the SU Ventures Incubator.

Visit her LinkedIn profile. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Watch Finale GIC 2017 – Eleonora Cogo (In Italian). Watch her Back to Earth 2067 short movie. Watch Eleonora Cogo & Chiara Giovenzana — Singularity University and Climate Change.