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.

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



O.P. Agarwal

CEO, WRI India

O.P. Agarwal

Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean Program

Kristian Teleki

Edward Davey

International Engagement Director, Food and Land Use Coalition; Co-Director, WRI UK

Edward Davey

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

Head, WRI UK Office; and Director, Strategy and Partnerships, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Program Experts & Staff

Avni Agarwal

Project Associate, Climate Program, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Senior Project Associate, Climate, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Sripathi Anirudh

Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Sripathi Anirudh

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Dhawal Ashar

Senior Manager, Sustainable Cities and Transport, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Becky Atkins

Product Manager, Research, Data and Innovation

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Saransh Bajpai

Senior Manager, Climate Program, WRI India

Saransh Bajpai

Gagandeep Bajwa

Lead – Human Resources, WRI India

Pandora Batra

Strategic Engagement Manager, Climate Program / WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Clare Brennan

Operations and Events Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Subrata Chakrabarty

Senior Manager, Climate, WRI India

Radha Chanchani

Managing Associate, Research & Practice, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Purnanjali Chandra

Project Associate, Urban Water Resilience, WRI India Sustainable Cities

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Tanmoy Chatterjee

Senior Manager, Sustainable Landscape Restoration, WRI India

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Anupama Choudhary

Manager, Cognos BI Analyst/Financial Reports

Pulakesh Das

Senior Project Associate, WRI India

Dnyanada Deshpande

Strategy Head - Communications, WRI India

Ayesha Dinshaw

Manager, Climate Resilience, WRI India

Amy Dobbs

WRI Europe Operations Officer

Anamika Dutt

Manager, PMEL, Energy Program, WRI India

Anamika Dutt

Rohit Eswar

Training and Development Coordinator, WRI India

Nicola Frost

Deputy Director of the Ocean Program and Deputy Head of Secretariat for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Chirag Gajjar

Head Subnational Climate Action, WRI India

Christina Gallagher

Grants and Finance Specialist II, Ocean Program

Christina Gallagher

Morgan Gillespy

Programme Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Mrunmayee Godbole

Manager, Global Operations, WRI India

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

Vikas Guntur

Senior Associate, Operations, WRI India

Catlyne Haddaoui

Urban Development Research Manager, Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ashwini Hingne

Manager, Climate, WRI India

Edwina Hughes

Head, the Cool Food Pledge

Edwina Hughes

Bharath Jairaj

Director, Energy, WRI India

Meenakshi Kakar

Associate, Sustainable Landscapes & Restoration, WRI India

Sonal Karia

Finance Lead, Operations, WRI India

Ulka Kelkar

Director – Climate, WRI India

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