Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)
Rupa Kumar Kolli is the Executive Director of the International CLIVAR Monsoon Project Office (ICMPO), at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India. Earlier, Rupa Kumar had served as the Chief of World Climate Applications and Services Division at World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Switzerland. While at WMO, he supported activities enhancing national capacities, coordinating regional and global networks of climate service providers, user liaison in climate-sensitive sectors, and research-operations linkages. He co-authored a book on “Climates of South Asia” published by John Wiley in 1997, published several research papers on climate prediction, climate change and climate services. He had contributed as one of the Lead Authors on regional climate projections for the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in 2007. Rupa Kumar received his Ph.D. (1981) and M.Sc. (1976) degrees in Meteorology from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.