Christine M. Salerno
Christine M. Salerno is Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Marsh & McLennan, a position she created in 2010. In this role, she has shaped the Company’s overall CSR strategy which includes volunteering programs, grant making and fundraising, and all operational issues related to them. MMC now has active volunteers in over 50 countries and 350 cities – almost half of MMC’s geographic footprint. These efforts have had a measurable impact on employee engagement, have helped shift the overall culture of the organization and most importantly have supported hundreds of communities and thousands of nonprofits around the world.
With Marsh & McLennan since 2009, she initially was on the International and Client Development team, working with the Country CEO’s in Europe and the Middle East. She also managed the World Economic Forum relationship, increasing the company’s engagement with the WEF in key areas.
Prior to joining MMC, she was a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum in Geneva. While there, she designed and co-led the WEF’s integrated approach to corporate responsibility/citizenship including advising the Executive Chairman and numerous other internal and external constituents on content related to corporate engagement in society for the Annual Meeting in Davos and other regional WEF summits.
She started her career at Swiss Bank/UBS where she held numerous roles, including helping orchestrate the merger between Swiss Bank and UBS in Zurich.
Christine holds an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with specializations in international finance and environmental issues and a BA in International Relations from Boston University. She has lived in Singapore, Italy, the UK and Switzerland. She currently lives in Manhattan with her 8-year-old daughter.