Experts & Staff

WRI brings together 1,400 experts and other staff in working in seven programs: food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and the ocean and four centers of excellence for business, economics, finance and governance. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.

1005 Featured Experts

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Manish Bapna

President and CEO (Interim)

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Elizabeth Cook

Vice President for Institutional Strategy and Development

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Wanjira Mathai

Vice President and Regional Director for Africa

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Janet Ranganathan

Vice President for Research, Data, and Innovation

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Helen Mountford

Vice President, Climate & Economics

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Craig Hanson

Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean

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Steve Barker

VP & Chief Financial and Operations Officer

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Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President, Communications

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Becky Marshall

Chief of Staff

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Jocelyn Starzak

General Counsel

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Renuka Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Aniruddha Dasgupta

Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Tracey Patillo

Global Finance and Accounting Director/Deputy CFO

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O.P. Agarwal

CEO, WRI India

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Adriana Lobo

CEO, WRI México

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Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi

Country Director, Indonesia

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Li Fang

Chief Representative, Beijing Representative Office, WRI China

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Fernanda Boscaini

Acting Director, WRI Brasil

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Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

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Betsy Otto

Global Director, Water

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Jennifer Layke

Global Director, Energy

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Rod Taylor

Global Director, Forests

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Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean

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Cosmas Ochieng

Global Director, Governance Center

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Kevin Moss

Global Director, Center for Sustainable Business

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Giulia Christianson

Acting Global Director, Sustainable Finance and Director, Sustainable Private Sector Finance

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Pablo Vieira

Global Director, NDC Partnership

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Pankaj Bhatia

Deputy Director, Climate; Global Director, GHG Protocol

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Shailesh Sreedharan

Director of Global Operations

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Michael Oko

Global Communications Director

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Berhanu Desta

Global Accounting Director

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Aklilu Fikresilassie

Director, Thriving Resilient Cities, WRI Africa; Representative of WRI in Ethiopia

Program Experts & Staff

Iola Abas

Media Research And Campaign Lead, WRI Indonesia

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Associate

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Debbie Adeusi

Executive Assistant, WRI London

Aaron Adkins

Special Assistant, Climate and Economics

Claudia Adriazola-Steil

Deputy Director, Urban Mobility and Director, Health & Road Safety, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

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