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.

14 Featured Experts



Craig Hanson

Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean


Renuka Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Renuka Iyer

Shailesh Sreedharan

Acting Chief Operations Officer

Program Experts & Staff

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Skylar Bee

Climate Finance Specialist, Knowledge and Learning, NDC Partnership

Skylar Bee

Jayahari KM

India Country Coordinator, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU); Associate Director, Sustainable Landscape & Restoration, WRI India

KM Jayahari

Vaisakh Suresh Kumar

Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Vaisakh Suresh Kumar

Esben Lunde Larsen

Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Nikita Luke

Senior Project Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Anders Pedersen

Resource Watch Director

Parvathi Preethan

Senior Project Associate, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Sony R.K.

Manager, Sustainable Landscapes & Restoration, WRI India

Sony R.K.

Dhilon Subramanian

Senior Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

John Thoppil

Manager, Global Operations

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