Mathematica is pleased to announce the appointment of Tulika Narayan to the newly created role of Vice President for Climate Change. The announcement comes after an extensive internal and external search to lead Mathematica’s climate change practice. Narayan joined Mathematica in 2020 as the Senior Director for Food Security and Agriculture within the company’s international research unit.
“Since joining Mathematica, Tulika has continually demonstrated her strengths as a leader and her expertise in agriculture and climate change,” said Paul Decker, president and chief executive officer of Mathematica. “We look forward to her leadership in taking on this defining issue of our time and helping fulfill our vision for a future where Mathematica is shaping an equitable and just world where evidence drives decisions for global impact.”
Narayan is an agriculture and development economist by training, with more than two decades of experience conducting research and evaluation to assess development effectiveness and inform policy action and project implementation. Before joining Mathematica, Tulika was the director of the International Evaluation and Research Group at Abt. She is experienced in conducting economic analysis to support agricultural development, climate change, and environmental policy and has authored several peer-reviewed articles, conceptual frameworks, and innovations to support evaluation and policy analysis.
Mathematica’s interdisciplinary climate change practice is focused on tackling the climate crisis through innovative, sustainable solutions that meet ambitious emissions reductions targets while making vulnerable communities more resilient. As domestic and international policy align to combat climate change and the challenges it creates, we believe rigorous research and advanced analytics are key to helping agencies and foundations mobilize resources for climate action.
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