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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96 Featured Experts

Global Executive Team

Global Executive Team

Stientje van Veldhoven

Vice President and Regional Director for Europe

Stientje van Veldhoven

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Debbie Adeusi

Executive Assistant, WRI London

Teite Adukeh

Digital Communications and Marketing Specialist, Ocean Program

Teite Adukeh

Sofia Ahmed

Research Associate, WRI Africa

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Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Bemnet Amanuale

Finance and Administration Specialist, WRI Africa

Bemnet Amanuale

Fatima Arif

Sustainable Diets Intern, Cool Food, WRI London

Fatima Arif

Volha Artsiukh

Operations Associate, Global Food and Land-Use Coalition, WRI Europe

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Becky Atkins

Product Manager, Research, Data and Innovation

Sophie Attwood

Senior Behavioural Scientist, Sustainable Diets

Sophie Attwood

Nanda Aung

Associate, Corporate Water Stewardship

Nanda Aung

Courtnae Bailey

Associate, Adaptation Finance

Courtnae Bailey

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Pandora Batra

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

Angela Bekkers

Head of Communications, WRI Europe

Angela Bekkers

Abiyot Dagne Belay

Research Associate, WRI Africa

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Romeo Bertolini

Clare Brennan

Operations and Events Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Emer Byrne

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Emer Byrne

Imane Chafiq

Country Engagement Specialist

Imane Chafiq

Shabana Charaniya

Fundraising Manager, Food and Water Programme

Shabana Charaniya

Selma Christensen

Project and Communications Intern, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Selma Christensen

Nii Darko Darko

Research Analyst II, Cities Program, WRI Africa

Janneke de Vries

Director European Partnerships and Head of the Europe regional Office in The Hague

Janneke de Vries

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Prateek Diwan

Program Manager, PACE

Prateek Diwan

Amy Dobbs

WRI Europe Operations Officer

Lucia Duran Aguado

Operations Coordinator, WRI Europe

Beakal Fasil

Communications and Engagement Specialist, The New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Beakal Fasil

Aklilu Fikresilassie

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

Nicola Frost

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

Christina Gallagher

Grants and Finance Specialist II, Ocean Program

Christina Gallagher

Deepak Ganger

Data Analytics Intern, Global Forest Watch Pro

Deepak-Ganger

Morgan Gillespy

Programme Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Catlyne Haddaoui

Research Manager, National Climate Action

Lotte Holvast

Program Manager, PACE

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