Léonie Maruani was Senior Advisor at the Rockefeller Foundation in the Innovation, Convenings & Networks team. In her role, she managed the curation and programming of the Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and engaged in broad thought leadership and network building through various initiatives including the “17 Rooms” partnership with the Brookings Institution around the Sustainable Development Goals. Léonie’s experience spans almost 20 years working in numerous executive roles in finance and entrepreneurship throughout the U.S., Latin America, and Europe.
Prior to the Rockefeller Foundation, Léonie was Managing Partner at New York-based Latitude Advisory, a firm she co-founded focused on Negotiation, Leadership and Innovation. Previously, Léonie spent 15+ years as a global project finance banker and in public finance capital markets where she successfully originated, developed, structured, and executed complex transactions and innovative finance solutions for energy generation and distribution assets and social infrastructure including healthcare, higher education, housing, and transportation. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, studied at the Stanford GSB, and is a graduate of the Business School ESCP Europe. She also holds a Masters in History from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She speaks fluent French and Spanish.