Johan Rockström, Ph.D., "Professor in Natural Resources Management, is Executive Director of SEI and the newly started Stockholm Resilience Centre. His key qualifications are integrated research on natural resource management, systems analysis on water-land-climate inter-relations, systems research on resilience and ecosystem services, sustainable livelihoods research in vulnerable developing countries, environmental management and environmental policy making. His research includes water resource management, global water resource analysis, hydrological modelling, farmer-driven research methodologies, watershed management, soil and water management, risk management, extension approaches to land management, design small-scale irrigation.
"He has twelve years of research and development work in developing countries, with more than 40 scientific publications in areas of water resource management, agricultural development, environmental management, systems research and resilience research. He has experience of project and programme management and human capacity building in East Africa as regional advisor to the Regional Land Management Unit (RELMA) of Sida. He has worked with management and strategic planning of WaterNet, a regional capacity building programme on Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in Southern Africa (including some 40 higher learning and research institutions in 12 countries)." 
- Director, Tallberg Forum 
- Director, Tallberg Foundation
- Mitigation Board, Global Network for Climate Solutions