Rolando Polli

Co-Founder & Advisor

Rolando is a Co-founder & Advisor of Ambienta.
Prior to co-founding Ambienta, Rolando worked for McKinsey & Co for 28 years (1969-1997). During this time he managed the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese practices and also worked in the Paris, Toronto and Geneva offices. He served for two years on the Principals’ committee and for eight years on the Directors’ committee. He served over 100 clients in a variety of industries, including utilities and energy.

Since 1997, he has been active as an investor in the energy, food and digital sector. In 1997, he acquired the majority of Venchi, a chocolate company, of which he was Chairman for 10 years increasing the company’s value 23 times. He was co-founder and the first Chairman of Atmos (2005-2006), a renewable energy investment club. He is also the founder and Chairman of IG Partners, a consulting/M&A boutique focused on cleantech, renewable energy and climate change mitigation (2004).

Rolando has a degree in Economics from Bocconi University (Milan) and a PhD in Business and Applied Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton).