Leonardo Ortiz Villacorta

Leonardo’s role is to drive fundraising and development strategies to enable Code.org’s growth and build 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 necessary skills to understand this new digital world better and succeed in it.

Before joining Code.org, he held various communications, public affairs, and corporate social responsibility roles at Microsoft Corp., including Global Field Director for Microsoft Philanthropies. He started his career in Mexico, serving 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, is fluent in Spanish and English, and has conversational skills in Portuguese.