Global Management

As WRI grows in staff size, budget and geographical reach, we focus on delivering results in the face of mounting challenges to people and the planet. Our Global Management Team consists of leading representatives from our programs and international offices, as well as our Executive Team. The team sets and implements institutional goals and strategy, shapes our program and country-level strategies, and helps us approach our work as “One WRI.” Our managers oversee staff development and enable us to attract and retain top-notch, dedicated experts. We are proud that WRI has been named one of the top workplaces in Washington.

Our core values—Integrity, Innovation, Independence, Respect & Urgency—underpin everything we do. These values inform our day-to-day decisions and guide us as we evolve, globalize and seize new opportunities that advance our programs and mission.

Executive Team

Andrew Steer

President and CEO

Manish Bapna

Executive Vice President and Managing Director

Steve Barker

Vice President and Chief Financial and Operations Of cer

Elizabeth Cook

Vice President for Institutional Strategy and Development

Janet Ranganathan

Vice President for Science and Research

Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President for Communications

Neil Prakash

Director of Human Resources

Programs & Centers

Kevin Moss

Business

Ani Dasgupta, Holger Dalkmann

Cities & Transport

Pankaj Bhatia

Climate

Alex Perera (acting)

Energy

Helen Mountford

Economics

Athena Ballesteros

Finance

Craig Hanson

Food, Forests & Water

Mark Robinson

Governance

Betsy Otto

Water

Core Functions

Arthur Droe

Controller

Michael Oko

Communications

International Offices

Rachel Biderman

Brazil

Lailai Li

China

Kitty Van der Heijden

Europe

Nitin Pandit

India

Nirarta Samadhi

Indonesia

Adriana Lobo

Mexico