Lelde is WRI's Development Manager, Government and Multilateral Relations, based in the WRI Europe office in The Hague. In this role, she manages engagement and stewardship efforts for selected European government partners as part of the Global Development Team.

Lelde has a background in international relations and has a wide range of experience in development cooperation, partnership and donor relations, program, policy and institutional strategy development. Prior to joining WRI, Lelde has held positions at UNIDO, British Foreign Office, Government of Latvia and the private sector.

Lelde holds a PhD in Political Science from University of Vienna and Master of Advanced International Studies from Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.