March 2014 \ Business & Investment \ BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT


 WRI India has announced that Dr. Nitin Pandit has been appointed as its first Managing Director, based in Mumbai. Pandit will direct WRI India’s program priorities and growth strategy. He will supervise WRI India’s staff in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi, and work closely with its partners in government, business, civil society and academia. Pandit will be a member of the World Resources Institute (WRI) global management team and will provide critical input on the Institute’s overall strategy and projects.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Pandit to this important position. He brings a deep breadth of experience and will drive WRI India’s strategy to support sustainable and equitable growth in India,” said Jamshyd Godrej, WRI India Chairman, WRI Board Member, and Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co. Ltd. “India is facing many important challenges in the coming decades to deliver low-carbon energy, smart cities, and clean water. Dr. Pandit brings the experience and vision needed to position WRI India as a trusted partner in advancing these goals.”

WRI India, which was established as an independent organization in 2011, works with officials in local and national governments, business, and civil society to address India’s development challenges. Its staff uses independent research and analysis to identify solutions that are both economically and environmentally sound. It is inspired by WRI, a global research organization, to address environmental and human development challenges facing India.

“I am deeply honored to be taking this position at this critical moment when India faces urgent challenges and opportunities,” saidDr. Pandit.