Renuka is a certified human resources leader with over two decades of global experience in human capital management. In her role at WRI, she helps implement HR strategies, policies, and processes that align and support the Institute’s vision, mission, and strategic objectives.

She has a multitude of experience ranging from start-ups to large organizations, in the commercial and nonprofit sectors. She has led diverse teams and worked with 16 countries across Asia, Africa, and South America. Her expertise is in talent acquisition, employee engagement, succession planning, and organizational development.

Most recently, Renuka served as the director of human resources at International Executive Service Corps (IESC), an international nonprofit dedicated to sustainable economic growth. In her role, she advised the executive team on IESC’s global talent strategy. She has worked with Population Services International, Infor-SoftBrands, Levi Strauss & Co. and consulted with the Grameen Foundation among others.

Renuka has an undergraduate degree in economics and a master's in business administration from India. She is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR®) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). In her downtime, she enjoys cooking and music.