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.

901 Featured Experts

Leadership

Leadership

Helen Mountford

Vice President, Climate & Economics

Leadership

Craig Hanson

Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean

Leadership

Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President, Communications

Leadership

Becky Marshall

Chief of Staff

Leadership

Renuka Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Renuka Iyer
Leadership

Tracey Patillo

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Leadership

O.P. Agarwal

CEO, WRI India

O.P. Agarwal
Leadership

Elizabeth Farina

Executive Director, WRI Brasil 

Elizabeth Ferina
Leadership

Adriana Lobo

CEO, WRI México

Leadership

Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi

Country Director, Indonesia

Nirarta Samadhi
Leadership

Li Fang

Country Director, WRI China

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Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof
Leadership

Rod Taylor

Global Director, Forests

Rod Taylor
Leadership

Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean

Kristian Teleki
Leadership

Cosmas Ochieng

Global Director, Center for Equitable Development

Leadership

Giulia Christianson

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

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Pablo Vieira

Global Director, NDC Partnership

Leadership

Shailesh Sreedharan

Acting Chief Operations Officer

Leadership

Berhanu Desta

Global Accounting Director

Program Experts & Staff

Iola Abas

Media Research And Campaign Lead, WRI Indonesia

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Associate

Zablon Adane

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Claudia Adriazola-Steil

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

Dean Affandi

Research Data Innovation (RDI) Manager, WRI Indonesia

Dean Affandi

Avni Agarwal

Project Associate, Climate Program, WRI India

Monika Agarwal

Senior Manager, Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Project Associate, Climate, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Sonia Aguilar

Road Safety Coordinator, WRI México

Kirana Agustina

Policy Specialist For Global Plastic Action Partnership, WRI Indonesia

Junaid Ahmed

Intern, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, Managing for Results

Junaid Ahmed

Shazabe Akhtar

NDC Analysis Intern, Climate Program

Shazabe Akhtar

Merve Aki

Urban Mobility Manager, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Merve Aki

Yelena Akopian

Communications Manager, New Climate Economy

Natalia Akopian

Research Assistant, Forest Legality Initiative

Hans Alarcon

Special Projects Manager, P4G

Hans Alarcon

Natalia Alayza

Research Analyst II, Finance Center

Natalia Alayza

Cristina Albuquerque

Urban Mobility Manager

Cristina Albuquerque

Christian Aldridge

Digital Technology Manager / Senior Web Developer

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