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The Asia Foundation’s Trustee Adil Najam Named as New President of World Wildlife Fund International

April 14, 2023 — The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced The Asia Foundation’s trustee Adil Najam as the new President of WWF International. Najam is Dean Emeritus of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and a professor of International Relations and Earth and Environment.

Globally renowned academic and policy expert, Dr Adil Najam, has been named as the new President of WWF International. Dr Najam replaces outgoing President ad interim, Neville Isdell, who steps down at the beginning of July after serving 13 months while the search for a permanent candidate was undertaken.


Dr Adil Najam is a leading public scholar whose teaching, research and public engagement focuses on issues of global public policy especially those related to conservation and environment, sustainable and human development, and climate change in the Global South.

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