Romeo Bertolini

Director of Operations


Romeo Bertolini is Director of Operations for the NDC Partnership Support Unit charged with management of the Bonn office and in-country and regional work of the Partnership. Romeo joined the NDC Partnership on a secondment from the German Federal Government.

In 2005, Romeo joined the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development ( after working for DETECON International, an ICT consulting firm owned by German Telekom. At BMZ, he was in charge of the ICT for Development portfolio, followed by the Syria and Egypt desks. From 2010 to 2014, Romeo led the cooperation division at the German Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia. After returning to Germany, Romeo joined BMZ´s Special Unit on Climate where he was responsible for mitigation topics, Climate Investment Funds, as well as climate-related communications, press and civil society relations, and – following ratification of the Paris Agreement - the setup of the NDC Partnership.

Romeo studied Geography, Urban Planning, and Geology at the Universities of Cologne, Glasgow, and Bonn. From Bonn University, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Economic Geography and a Ph.D in Geography/Development Economics.