Emilio Tenuta’s 30-year tenure at Ecolab includes 25 years of technical and marketing management experience in various industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, lodging, healthcare, primary metals and automotive. In the past five years, Tenuta has led Ecolab’s strategic sustainability journey focused on corporate responsibility, internal environmental stewardship and helping customers operate more sustainably.
Tenuta drives Ecolab’s industry-leading partnerships with customers, industry groups and NGOs to address complex sustainability challenges facing businesses today. He is actively involved in advancing global sustainability practices, with a significant focus on water stewardship. He sits on the National Restaurant Association CONSERVE sustainability advisory council and is an active member of several industry organizations. Tenuta and Ecolab also partner with leading NGO’s to drive more responsible management of water and energy risks in the industrial sector, including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), UN CEO Water Mandate, The Nature Conservancy and World Economic Forum (WEF). In partnership with Trucost – and a multi-stakeholder advisory group – Tenuta led development of the Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first financial modeling tool to assess water-related risks.
Tenuta holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master’s degree in business from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.