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 equity. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

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1128 Featured Experts

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Ani Dasgupta

President & CEO

Ani Dasgupta
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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

Wanjira Mathai
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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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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

Renuka Iyer
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Tracey Patillo

Acting Chief Financial Officer

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Stientje van Veldhoven

Vice President and Regional Director for Europe

Stientje van Veldhoven
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O.P. Agarwal

CEO, WRI India

O.P. Agarwal
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Elizabeth Farina

Executive Director, WRI Brasil 

Elizabeth Ferina
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Adriana Lobo

CEO, WRI México

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Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi

Country Director, Indonesia

Nirarta Samadhi
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Li Fang

Country Director, WRI China

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Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof
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Jennifer Layke

Global Director, Energy

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Rod Taylor

Global Director, Forests

Rod Taylor
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Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean Program

Kristian Teleki
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Charles Iceland

Global Director, Water (Interim)

Charles Iceland
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Rogier van den Berg

Acting Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Rogier van den Berg
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Cosmas Ochieng

Global Director, Center for Equitable Development

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Giulia Christianson

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

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Kevin Moss

Global Director, Center for Sustainable Business

Kevin Moss
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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

Acting Chief Operations Officer

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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

Acoyani Adame

Program Analyst, Active Mobility

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Zablon Adane

Associate

Zablon Adane

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Debbie Adeusi

Executive Assistant, WRI London

Ari Wijanarko Adipratomo

Program Coordinator For Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI), WRI Indonesia

Ari Wijanarko Adipratomo

Claudia Adriazola-Steil

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

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