Manager, Strategy Development & Performance

Sebastian Varela

Sebastián is the Manager, Strategy Development & Performance, for WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. He supports the program’s Executive Team in shaping and piloting new strategies, and monitors strategy performance to guide informed decisions for strategic growth. Sebastian also leads the program’s scaling strategy, which aims for amplifying the adoption of good practices through capacity development, knowledge dissemination and improved collaboration among stakeholders (More information at

Prior to joining World Resources Institute, Sebastián served as project coordinator in WRI's sustainable urban mobility initiative EMBARQ in Mexico, where he managed a technical assessment team assisting PROTRAM, a national program supporting the implementation of massive transport systems in Mexican cities.

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