Nicola J. Acutt

2019 Speaker

NICOLA J. ACUTT, Ph.D., is vice president of sustainability strategy, in the office of the CTO at VMware. She is a change maker, thought leader, and strategist whose leadership experience spans business, government and nonprofits. Responsible for sustainability across operations, product and people, Acutt is passionate about a business-focused approach to sustainability. Prior to joining VMware, she was a faculty member of the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco.  Earlier in her career, she worked as a consultant to the South African Government on natural resource policy and, as a Ph.D. candidate, undertook research at the Center for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment in the UK. Acutt received a Commonwealth Scholarship to complete her Ph.D. at the University of East Anglia in the UK, and earned a BS from the University of California, Berkeley. @vmware

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