Penelope is an independent adviser in strategic management. She has extensive experience as a management consultant for a variety of private sector clients and a long-standing involvement with global health and international development organizations in the US and Europe. She enjoys travelling and learning about other cultures and she also supports young vocalists in the study of opera.
Penelope Rossano has over 20 years of experience in management consulting and investment banking at firms including Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Commerzbank, McKinsey & Co. and MPKR Consultants Inc. Specialized in life sciences, she has also worked with many clients in financial services, telecom and consumer products.
With a background in biological anthropology involving research and fieldwork in developing countries, including in micro investment in Haiti and a health and nutritional assessment of an indigenous tribe in Sarawak, Malaysia, Penelope has integrated her experience in the private sector with her interest in international development projects. Her work with the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative, as a member of the McKinsey Alumni in Development team, is on a pro-bono project to assess options for quality control testing for antiretroviral drugs and increase access to medicines.
Penelope holds degrees in finance and international studies from The Wharton School and The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, US. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in biological anthropology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in biological anthropology from The University of Cambridge, England.