Head of Communications, WRI Europe
Angela Bekkers is the Head of Communications for WRI Europe. She leads communications and provides strategic guidance for WRI's European office to increase the organization's influence on European and global development and environmental issues.
Before joining WRI, Angela led communications for the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), housed in the World Bank Group. Previously, Angela led external relations for the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), one of the largest climate investment facilities in the world, and prior to that, she coordinated communications and external affairs for World Bank-based initiatives supporting innovation, green entrepreneurship, and global education. In an earlier stage of her career, Angela reported on international economics and finance for a national newspaper in her native Netherlands.
She has a degree in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a degree in Sustainable Development & Ecology from Free University Brussels, and worked and studied in Argentina, The Philippines, USA and the Caribbean region.