WWF-International appoints Dr. Adil Najam as President

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International has appointed Dr. Adil Najam as its new president, succeeding Neville Isdell, an interim leader whose reputation is recognized worldwide.

Director General of WWF-Pakistan Hammad Naqi Khan said that Adil Najam is an excellent candidate to serve as President of the WWF’s International Board.

“Dr. Adil leading the largest environmental conservation organization in the world is a tremendously gratifying time for Pakistan. He has consistently been a dependable ally of WWF-Pakistan throughout the years, and I have every confidence that he will offer the capable leadership needed in these trying times.”

“I am greatly humbled to be invited to become the next President of WWF at a time when its long-standing purpose of working to heal and protect the natural environment and its life-supporting systems has become more urgent than ever,” Najam said while accepting his new job and obligations.

Dr. Najam held several positions as a renowned public scholar whose teaching, research, and public engagement center on issues of global public policy, particularly those related to conservation and environment, sustainable and human development, and climate change in the Global South. Dr. Najam served as the vice chancellor for the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and undertook several roles as the vice-chancellor.

In addition, he founded and serves as editor of the distinguished blog Pakistaniat.com.

In addition to teaching international relations, earth, and environment courses at Boston University, Najam serves as the emeritus dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies.

Also, he has held academic positions at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).