WRI Global Board


David Blood
Co-founder 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.

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

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)

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; Chair of the African Climate Foundation Board; Former Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

Pamela Matson
Goldman Professor Emerita, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability and Dean Emerita, Stanford University School of Earth, Energy and Environment

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

Michael Miebach
Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard

Nader Mousavizadeh
Founding Partner and CEO, Macro Advisory Partners

Mari Pangestu
Professor of International Economic University of Indonesia

Michael Polsky
Founder and CEO, Invenergy

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 board members at a meeting in 2023
From left to right: Andrew Steer, President and CEO Emeritus WRI; Jennifer Scully-Lerner, Member, WRI Global Board of Directors; James A. Harmon, Chair Emeritus, WRI Global Board of Directors; Jonathan Lash, President Emeritus, WRI; Gloria Walton, Member, WRI Global Board of Directors; Ani Dasgupta, President and CEO, WRI.

International Offices

WRI Brasil Board of Directors

Johannes van de Ven
Chairman of the Board, Good Energies

Orlando Strambi
Professor and Coordinator of the Department of Transportation Engineering at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo

Valmir Ortega
Consultant collaborating with non-governmental organizations, multilateral cooperation agencies and foundations

Janet Ranganathan
Managing Director of Strategy, Learning, and Results, WRI

Leonardo Fleck
Senior Head of Sustainable Innovation, Santander Brazil

Fernanda Lopes
Program Director, Baobá Fund for Racial Equity

Daniel Bento
Lawyer and Executive Director at CEERT Racial and Gender Equity

Marcelo Furtado
Sustainability Director and Founding Partner of ZScore/BlockC

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.

Kiran Pasricha
Former CEO, Ananta Aspen Centre; Former Deputy Director General, Confederation Of Indian Industry (CII)

WRI Indonesia Board of Directors

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

Desi Anwar
Director/Senior Anchor/Correspondent CNN Indonesia TV

Dharsono Hartono
President Director of PT. Rimba Makmur Utama

Dr Mari Pangestu
Professor of International Economic University of Indonesia

Dr William Sabandar
President of Intelligent Transport System

Dr Masyita Crystallin
Special Adviser to Minister of Finance on Fiscal Policy Formulation and Macroeconomy

Moazzam Malik
Managing Director for Global Operations of WRI

Yenny Zanubba Wahid
Director of The Wahid Institute

China Strategy and Development Committee

Ani Dasgupta

Yi Wang
Member of Standing Committee of the 14th National People’s Congress

William Chen
WRI Global Board of Director, Founding Managing Partner of ClearVue Partners

Sze Ping Lo
Program Director of Sequoia Climate Fund

Hongpeng Lei
Global Director, Climate at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Zhongjing Wang
CEO of Multilateral Cooperation Center for Development Finance, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank

Li Fang
Country Director of WRI China

WRI Europe Board of Directors

Stientje van Veldhoven
Vice President and Regional Director Europe, WRI

Elizabeth Cook
Executive Vice President for Governance & Development, WRI

Janet Ranganathan
Managing Director, Strategy, Learning and Results, WRI



Adriana Lobo speaking at WRI Global board meeting in 2023
Adriana Lobo, Managing Director of Global Presence and National Action, speaks during the 2023 Global Board meeting in Mexico.

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
Senior Consultant

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

Sergio Chagoya Díaz
Partner, Santamarina + Steta

Adrián Fernández Bremauntz
Executive Director, Mexico Climate Initiative

Ignacio García
President, Mexico & Central America Cummins Inc.

Ernesto Hanhausen
Managing Partner, Circulate Capital for Latin America and the Caribbean

Enrique Norten
Director of TEN Architects

Rolando Núñez Baza
CEO, Roundtable by The 92nd St. Y, New York

José Saruhkán Kermez
Former National Coordinator, CONABIO

Eugene Towle
Managing Partner of Softec

WRI Colombia Board of Directors

Adriana Lobo
Managing Director, Global Presence and National Action, WRI

Shailesh Sreedharan
Acting Chief Operations Officer, WRI

Jocelyn Starzak
General Counsel, WRI

WRI Council of Board Chairs

Jamshyd Godrej
WRI India Board Chair

David Blood
WRI Global Board Co-chair

Dino Patti Djalal
WRI Indonesia Board Chair

Cecilia Martínez
WRI México Board Chair

Johannes van de Ven
WRI Brasil Board Chair


New Governance Model for Our Global Network

In 2022, WRI’s Global Board created a Global Governance Task Force to identify opportunities for strengthening and enhancing our governance model. In April 2023, the Task Force delivered a set of recommendations, which incorporated input from across the Institute and addressed the findings of WRI’s 2021 External Review. In adopting these recommendations, the Global Board established a new “Globally Coordinated Network” governance model that aligns to our strategy and standardizes policies and processes across the Institute.

The new governance model ensures equal representation of country offices in global decision making through overlapping board membership, including the election of a “dual member” from each independent country office board to the Global Board. Dual members from the WRI Brasil and WRI México boards were elected in February 2024, joining WRI India’s existing dual board member, with more dual member elections expected later in 2024.

This shift in WRI’s governance supports a culture of learning and collaboration. It also brings greater clarity, consistency and connectivity to the Global Board’s role and responsibilities, as well as those of the country and regional bodies.