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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1185 Featured Experts

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Ani Dasgupta

President & CEO

Ani Dasgupta
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Craig Hanson

Managing Director, Programs

Craig Hanson
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Adriana Lobo

Managing Director, Global Presence and National Action

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Wanjira Mathai

Managing Director, Africa and Global Partnerships

Wanjira Mathai
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Janet Ranganathan

Managing Director, Strategy, Learning and Results

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Elizabeth Cook

Executive Vice President for Governance & Development

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Stientje van Veldhoven

Vice President and Regional Director for Europe

Stientje van Veldhoven
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Jocelyn Starzak

General Counsel

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Kevin Moss

Chief of Institutional Alignment

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Renuka Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Renuka Iyer
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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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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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Leo Horn-Phathanothai

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

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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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Pablo Vieira

Global Director, NDC Partnership

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Pankaj Bhatia

Acting Director, Climate; Global Director, GHG Protocol

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Shailesh Sreedharan

Acting Chief Operations Officer

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Michael Oko

Acting Head of Communications

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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

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Edward Davey

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

Edward Davey

Program Experts & Staff

Ermias Abate Desta

Project Manager, Sustainable Agriculture, WRI Africa

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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

Teite Adukeh

Digital Communications and Marketing Specialist, Ocean Program

Teite Adukeh

Dean Affandi

Research, Data and Innovation (RDI) Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Dean Affandi

Varun Agarwal

Senior Project Associate, Climate, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

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