Manish Bapna

Executive Vice President and Managing Director of World Resources Institute

Manish Bapna is the executive vice president and managing director of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and oversees their programs, chairs the management team and works to strengthen the impact of WRI research. Under his leadership, the institute has established offices in China, India and Brazil and initiated programs on cities, water, adaptation, and the sustainable development goals. Before joining WRI, Mr. Bapna was executive director of the non-profit Bank Information Centre (BIC). He also served as a senior economist and task team leader at the World Bank, where he led multidisciplinary teams on rural development projects in Asia and Latin America. Mr. Bapna serves on the board of directors of Oxfam America and is the lead Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership.