Madhavi is the Director of Engagement at WRI, where she leads and supports the Institute's global efforts on engagement and impact strategy across the full scope of WRI’s work, with a special focus on the Global Climate program including the New Climate Economy (NCE). She is responsible for managing and implementing the overall engagement process for the climate program including serving as engagement lead for the NCE Global Commission as well as guide engagement work across the global network including engagement experts in WRI’s International Offices.

Madhavi is also part of the Core Communications Team and the Engagement Community of Practice and helps identify engagement opportunities to enhance the reach and impact of WRI’s work. Madhavi has over 15 years of experience in strategic engagement and building partnerships.

Prior to joining WRI, Madhavi was with the United Nations Foundation overseeing operations and events for the Energy and Climate team and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL). Her past experience includes working with the Clinton Global Initiative in New York and as a senior producer with Marcus Evans, Australia, producing cutting edge events across industry sectors with a focus on climate change and finance.

Madhavi holds a double Master's in International Relations and in International Business from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia and a Bachelor degree in Engineering from Pune University, India.

She grew up in India and Qatar, loves to travel and currently lives in Reston, Virginia with her husband and daughter.