Cristiane Fontes (Krika) is the Executive Director of WRI Brasil, responsible for adapting the institution's new global strategy to the Brazilian reality, focusing on the transition from economic models based on the exploitation of people and nature to low-carbon economies that are good for people and the planet.

Krika began her career in the mainstream press and in the communications department of Brazilian environmental NGOs, such as the SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation and the Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA). In 2007, she moved into program management, becoming Director of the Climate Change and Public Diplomacy Program at the British Embassy, for which she received an award from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in 2010.

From 2012 to 2016, she worked at the Ford Foundation as the first coordinator of the Brazil Initiative of the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA), an alliance of North American philanthropic foundations that defend forests and sustainable land use as an essential part of the response to the climate crisis.

She worked as a consultant from 2016 to 2019, supporting strategic planning processes for various initiatives, such as the Roberto Marinho Foundation's Environment Unit and the development of the impact campaign for the film Piripkura.

For the last four and a half years, she has been based in Oxford, managing the Brazil and Regional Partnerships Program for Global Canopy, a British NGO that aims to stop market forces from destroying nature.

Krika has also developed several personal projects, including “Narrativas Ancestrais: Percepções sobre os Povos Indígenas no Brasil”, a qualitative research based on interviews with different segments of Brazilian society and an analysis of media, and “Planeta em Transe”, a series of interviews published by Folha de S. Paulo newspaper with emerging national and international voices focused on action and climate justice.