WRI’s Global Board of Directors includes internationally renowned experts and global thought leaders who demonstrate extraordinary vision on issues of sustainability. The Global Board is responsible for guiding WRI’s mission, values and strategy, and for ensuring the financial integrity and effective resource management of the institute.

WRI Global Board of Directors

(as of March 2022)

James Harmon
Chairman, Caravel Management LLC; Former President, U.S. Export-Import Bank

David Blood
Founding Partner and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management

Pamela Flaherty
Former President and CEO, Citi Foundation; Former Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi

Susan Tierney
Senior Advisor, Analysis Group, Inc.

Tamara Arnold
Founding Partner, Alpha Ledger Technologies, Inc.

Frances Beinecke
President Emerita and Honorary Trustee, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Afsaneh Beschloss
Founder and CEO, RockCreek

Stephen Brenninkmeijer
Founder and Principal, Willows Investments

Jesper Brodin
President and CEO, Ingka Group

Felipe Calderón
Honorary Chair, The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate;
Former President of Mexico

Robin Chase
Founder, Zipcar, Veniam, NUMO

William Chen
Founding Managing Partner, ClearVue Partners

Ani Dasgupta
President and CEO, World Resources Institute

Jamshyd Godrej
Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.

Lawrence Jones
Vice President, International Programs, Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

Caio Koch-Weser
Chair, Advisory Group, European Climate Foundation Former Vice-Chair, Deutsche Bank Group

Frannie Léautier
Senior Partner, Southbridge Group; CEO, Southbridge Investments

Joaquim Levy
Director of Economic Strategy and Market Relations, Banco Safra Brazil; Former Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank

Carlos Lopes
Professor, Nelson Mandela School, University of Cape Town; African Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe; Former Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

Kathleen McLaughlin
Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc.; President, Walmart Foundation

Michael Miebach
Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard

Nader Mousavizadeh
Co-founder and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners

Mari Pangestu
Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank

Michael Polsky
Founder and CEO, Invenergy

Stephen Ross
Chairman and Founder, Related Companies

Roger Sant
Chairman, The Summit Foundation; Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation

Jennifer Scully-Lerner
Vice President of Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs

Gloria Walton
President & CEO, The Solutions Project

Daniel Weiss
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Angeleno Group

WRI Brasil Board of Directors

Marcelo Furtado
Executive Director of Alana Foundation

Manish Bapna
President and Chief Executive Officer of The Natural Resources Defense Council

Leonardo Fleck
Sustainability Superintendent, Santander Brazil

Janet Ranganathan
Vice President for Research, Data, and Innovation, WRI

Anamaria Schindler
Co-president Emeritus, Ashoka

Orlando Strambi
Professor and Head of the Department of Transportation Engineering, Escola Politécnica of University of São Paulo

Johannes van de Ven
CEO, Good Energies


WRI India Board of Directors

Jamshyd Godrej
Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.

Ashok Khosla
Chairman, Development Alternatives Group


Shashishekhar Pandit
Chairman and Group CEO, KPIT Technologies Ltd

WRI Indonesia Board of Directors

Dino Patti Djalal
Ex-Deputy Foreign Minister, Republic of Indonesia

Desi Anwar
Director/Senior Anchor/Correspondent CNN Indonesia TV

Ani Dasgupta
President and CEO, WRI

Dharsono Hartono
President Director of PT. Rimba Makmur Utama

Kuntoro Mangkusubroto
Ex-Head of President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP-PPP)

Becky Marshall
Chief of Staff, WRI

Handry Satriago
CEO of General Electric Indonesia

Yenny Zanubba Wahid
Board Member, WRI Indonesia

WRI China Advisory Committee Members

Zhou Dadi
Former General Director of Energy Research Institute, NDRC; Vice Chairman, National Energy Advisory Committee

He Jiankun
Former Vice-President, Tsinghua University;
Deputy Director of National Climate Change Experts Committee

Wang Hao
Director of Water Research Institute, Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power Research

Zhang Yue
Former DG, MoHURD, Chairman of the Water Industry Association, China Civil Engineering Society;
Former Director, Urban Water Management Office

Li Nuyun
Deputy Director, State Forestry Administration’s Climate Office; Executive Vice President, China Green Carbon Fund Foundation

Zhang Shiqiu
Professor, Peking University

Qiu Baoxing
Former Vice Minister, Housing and Urban-Rural Development of P.R. China
Counsellor of the State Council, China

Li Xiaojiang
Former President, China Urban Planning and Design Institute

Zhang Fusuo
Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering; Director, Center for Resources, Environment and Food Security of China Agricultural University

Fan Shenggen
Dean, Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy, China Agricultural University; Global Ambassador Network of Food and Land Use Coalition

WRI Europe Board of Directors

Stientje van Veldhoven
Vice President and Regional Director Europe, WRI

Elizabeth Cook
Vice President for Institutional Strategy and Development, WRI

Becky Marshall
Chief of Staff, WRI

Janet Ranganathan
Vice President for Research, Data, and Innovation, WRI

WRI México Board of Directors

Cecilia Martínez
Former Regional Director, UN-HABITAT

Roberto Aguerrebere Salido
General Director of the Mexican Institute of Transportation

Francisco Barnés
Board Member, WRI México

Julia Carabias
Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico Former Secretariat, Environment and Natural Resources

Sergio Chagoya Díaz
Lawyer, Free School of Law

Ani Dasgupta
President and CEO, WRI

Adrián Fernández Bremauntz
Executive Director, Mexico Climate Initiative

Ignacio García
Vice President, General Manager Mexico & Central America Cummins Inc .

Ernesto Hanhausen
President, Energreen Cancún

Enrique Norten
Founder, Ten Arquitectos

Rolando Núñez Baza
Head of Latin America, Khan Academy

José Saruhkán Kermez
Former Rector of UNAM and Science Adviser of Mexico’s Government

WRI Colombia Board of Directors

Adriana Lobo
CEO, WRI México

Shailesh Sreedharan
Acting Chief Operations Officer, WRI

Jocelyn Starzak
General Counsel, WRI

Lake boat with people in the Amazon

WRI Council of Board Chairs

Cecilia Martínez
WRI México Board Chair

Marcelo Furtado
WRI Brasil Board Chair

David Blood
Global Board Co-Chair

Dino Patti Djalal
WRI Indonesia Board Chair

Jamshyd Godrej
WRI India Board Chair


Global Leadership Council

Members help steer the institute’s overall strategy and engage in our work based on their interests and expertise.

Frances Beinecke
President Emerita and Honorary Trustee, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Daniel Weiss
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Angeleno Group

Clint Vince
Chair, Dentons US Energy Practice; Co-Chair, Dentons Global Energy Sector

Elizabeth Belfer
Equity Analyst, Belfer Management, LLC

Ambassador Robert O. Blake, Jr.
Senior Director, McLarty Associates

David Brewster
Environmental Entrepreneur

Brian Cox
President, MFX Solutions

Steve Chadima
Chief Marketing Officer, Wildfire Alliance

Leslie Dach
Chair, Protect Our Care

Tim Disney
Chairman, CalArts

Timothy P. Dunn
Chief Investment Officer, Managing Member, Founder, Terra Alpha Investments, LLC

Peter Fox-Penner
Senior Fellow, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy; Professor of the Practice Questrom School of Business

Bob Gee
President, Gee Strategies

Lisa Genasci
CEO, ADM Capital Foundation

Peter Graham
Partner, One Better Ventures

Jason Haggins
Executive Director, Sall Family Foundation

Douglas Harmon
Chairman, Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield

W. Andrew Jack
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

H.R.H. Prince Jaime de Bourbon Parme
Climate Envoy, The Netherlands

Peter S. Knight
Managing Partner, Cyan Capital Partners

Krista Kurth
Climate Activist, Author

Ann MacDougall
Co-founder and CEO, Dunollie Fund

Jonathan Matz
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Jeff McDermott
Founder and Head, Nomura Greentech

Dan Morrow
Independent Consultant

Leslie Myers
President, Hot Girls Pearls

Rolando Nuñez Baza
Director of Global Strategic Partnerships Khan Academy

Morgan O’Brien
Executive Chairman, Anterix

David Richardson
Executive Director, Global Client Service & Business Development, Impax Asset Management

Dorothy Robyn
Senior Fellow, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy

Theodore Roosevelt IV
Managing Director & Chairman, Barclay’s Clean Tech Initiative

Alison Sander
Director, Center for Sensing and Mining the Future, Boston Consulting Group

Edward L. Strohbehn
Counsel (Retired), Morgan Lewis

Lee M. Thomas
Former Administrator, U.S. EPA