Fred Krupp

President of the Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Defense Fund president Fred Krupp, who has guided EDF for more than three decades, is a widely recognized leader of the international environmental community. He is an influential voice on climate change, energy, and sustainability issues, and an eloquent champion for harnessing the power of the marketplace to protect our environment. Under Krupp’s leadership, EDF has become one of the world’s largest and most influential environmental organizations. Since he took the helm in 1984, EDF’s annual operating budget has grown from $3 million to over $160 million, staff has increased from 50 to more than 550, membership has expanded from 40,000 to over 1.5 million, and new offices have opened in China, Mexico and the UK.