Leonardo Ortiz Villacorta

Leonardo’s role is to drive partnerships with organizations from all over the globe, including governments, nonprofits and private entities, to scale Code.org’s mission by equipping students with the skills they need to better understand this new digital world and succeed in it.

Before joining Code.org, he held various communications, public affairs and corporate social responsibility roles at Microsoft Corp., including most recently Global Field Director for Microsoft Philanthropies. He started his career in Mexico, where he served as Deputy Press Secretary for the Department of Foreign Relations, Deputy Director for International Press at the Office of the President of Mexico, and Account Director for Edelman PR Worldwide.

Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Leonardo has a BA in Communications from Universidad Iberoamericana and a postgraduate degree in Political Marketing from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He is married, has three children, and is fluent in Spanish, English and has conversational skills in Portuguese.