Dr Valenti an award-winning sustainability practitioner and serial disruptor, with extensive experience of strategic business engagement and innovation.
For over 30 years he has worked in a variety of senior management roles shaping and delivering inclusive growth initiatives and directing major collaborative projects.
He has successfully delivered high profile projects for the Scottish Government on climate change and sustainability.
Dr Valenti worked for SEPA for 17 years where he held a number of senior positions.
He played an instrumental role in setting up Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group and co-created the award winning 2050 Young Leaders Climate Group.
In 2018 he created the Vacant and Derelict Land taskforce to transform how Scotland deals with its post-industrial legacy to make more use of land for commerce and communities.
His most recent role was a secondment at Scottish Enterprise as Head of Climate Enterprise and strategic lead for COP26.
He joined South of Scotland Enterprise in July 2021 as Director of NetZero, and is leading the economic and community development agency’s efforts to help the region to just transition to a NetZero economy.