Dr Adil Najam Announced As Next WWF President

Dr Adil Najam Announced As Next WWF President
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF, formerly World Wildlife Fund) announced that Dr Adil Najam has been appointed its new president. Dr Adil Najam will take over the post from incumbent WWF president Edward Neville Isdell on July 1.


Founded in 1961, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental non-profit organisation dedicated to sustaining the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. It runs conservation operations in over 100 countries around the world. WWF urgently seeks to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make production and consumption sustainable. Its current work is organised around six areas: food, climate, freshwater, wildlife, forests, and oceans.

WWF has invested over $1 billion in more than 12,000 conservation initiatives since 1995. The organisation works as a foundation, and in 2020, over half of its funding was generated from individual donations and bequests. It also receives financial support from international organisations and corporations.

Dr Adil Najam is the inaugural dean and professor emeritus of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He was vice-chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) from 2011 to June 2013. He was serving as a Trustee on the WWF International Board, among his many philanthropic commitments and development-oriented work.