Haijun Zhao is a Research Associate in the Food and Natural Resources Program in the WRI China Office. He works to coordinate Food and Land Use Coalition China program by working with multiple research and business partners independently.

Prior to joining WRI, Haijun worked as a policy advisor and senior engineer in Research Center for Urban-rural Development of Chinese Academy of Sciences, a senior program officer in the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) for years. He also worked as a policy expert in a consulting firm, by doing strategic research for multinational companies in agriculture/ food sector.

Haijun holds a M.S in Ecology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was selected as the consultant for the Chinese Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, and consultant of Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center of MEE.

Haijun lives in Beijing.