Rinaldo Brutoco is Founding President of the World Business Academy, a non-profit think tank and network founded in 1987 with the mission to educate and inspire business leaders to take responsibility for the planetary whole. Since then, the Academy has continuously published cutting-edge articles and books that address the role and responsibility of business in relation to the criti¬cal moral, environmental and social dilemmas of the day.
Core areas of the Academy’s work include sustainable business strategies, the challenge of values-driven leadership, development of the human potential at work, innovative best practices within new business paradigms, and global reconstruction. In 2007 Rinaldo co-authored his most recent book, Freedom from Mid-East Oil, a leading book on energy and climate change. He also holds patents for the design of an advanced aircraft that utilizes alternative energy and carbon fiber technologies.
A leading executive, writer, and keynote speaker for over 25 years, Rinaldo is widely recognized as a practical visionary, change agent, and futurist. He was Co-Founder and COO of the nation’s first pay cable television operation, and CEO of one of the first companies to offer over-the-air TV transmission of major motion pictures. He has served on the board of The Men’s Wearhouse, a $2-billion-dollar company, since its IPO about 20 years ago and on numerous non-profit boards, including the Gorbachev Foundation.