Board of Directors

Our active and highly diverse Board of Directors is substantially engaged in WRI’s strategic direction and its program planning and outcomes.

Board of Directors

  • Co-Chair, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Chairman, Caravel Management LLC; former President of the Export-Import Bank, United States

  • David Blood

    Co-Chair, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Generation Investment Management

  • Vice Chair, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Senior Advisor, Analysis Group, Inc

  • Vice Chair, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Former President and CEO, Citi Foundation; Former Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Founding Partner, Alpha Ledger Technologies

  • Manish Bapna

    President and CEO (Interim)

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    President Emerita and Honorary Trustee, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

  • Afsaneh M. Beschloss

    Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Founder and CEO, RockCreek

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Founder and Principal, Willows Investments

  • Jesper Brodin

    Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    President And CEO, Ingka Group

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Honorary Chair, The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate; 
    Former President of Mexico

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Founder, Zipcar, Veniam, NUMO

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Founding Managing Partner, ClearVue Partners

  • Christiana Figueres

    Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Founding Partner, Global Optimism;
    Former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors; Chair, WRI India Board of Directors
    Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co. Ltd., India

  • Lawrence E. Jones

    Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Vice President, International Programs, Edison Electric Institute

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Chair, Advisory Group, European Climate Foundation
    Former Vice-Chair, Deutsche Bank Group

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Director of Economic Strategy and Market Relations, Banco Safra Brazil;
    Former Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank

  • Carlos Lopes

    Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Professor, Nelson Mandela School, University of Cape Town; African Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe; Former Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

  • Kathleen McLaughlin

    Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc.; President, Walmart Foundation

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Co-Founder and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank

  • Michael Polsky

    Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Invenergy, United States

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Chairman and Founder, The Related Companies

  • Roger Sant

    Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Chairman, The Summit Foundation; Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Vice President of Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs

  • Member, WRI Global Board of Directors
    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Angeleno Group

Emeritus Board of Directors

  • Vice Chair Emerita
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States, United States

  • Vice Chair Emerita
    President Emerita, Wheaton College, United States

  • President Emeritus
    Former President, Hampshire College

  • Founder and Trustee Emeritus
    Former Administrator, United Nations Development Programme, United States

  • President and CEO Emeritus

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