Skip to content
Winrock International

Joyjit Deb Roy

Acting President and Chief Executive Officer

Joyjit Deb Roy is Winrock’s Acting President and Chief Executive Officer. He served previously as Winrock’s chief global programs and development officer, responsible for oversight of a broad portfolio of programs including the Agriculture, Resilience & Water, Human Rights, Education & Empowerment, Clean Energy & Environment, U.S. Programs and other groups. Deb Roy also has worked closely for more than eight years with Winrock’s vice president of global programs, supervising other units including AGILE ─ Winrock’s monitoring, evaluation, research and learning team ─ and the New Business group, to ensure that the organization’s mission, goals and programmatic priorities are maintained and achieved. Before joining Winrock, he was a managing director at ACDI/VOCA, where he supported global projects focused on agribusiness, enterprise development, climate change, food security and other initiatives. He has implemented projects for government clients including USAID, USDA, and USDOL; for multilateral development banks including the World Bank; and foundations and private sector partners. A native of India, he has worked in more than 38 countries across Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. He earned a master’s in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, with a specialization in international economics and public finance, and completed a master’s in history from Delhi University in India.

Related News & Stories

A life in public service: David H. Pryor, 1934-2024

April 23, 2024

David H. Pryor, the former Arkansas governor, U.S. senator and U.S. representative who previously served on Winrock International’s Board of Directors, died on Saturday at his home in Little Rock, surrounded by his family. “I think he was a great model for public service. He was a great role model for politicians, but just for […]

Delta communities collaborate with Winrock to shape a prosperous future 

February 5, 2024

On an unseasonably warm mid-November day in Arkansas, five members of Winrock International’s Board of Directors accompanied a group of U.S.-based senior executives and Winrock program staff on an excursion to a unique destination: the Arkansas Delta. Arkansans know “the Delta” as it’s referred to regionally, but the patchwork of mostly flat, open-field farms and […]

Winrock joins new Jurisdictional REDD+ Technical Assistance Partnership Announced at COP28

December 20, 2023

This news release was originally issued Dec. 8, 2023 on DUBAI — The formation of a new Jurisdictional REDD+ Technical Assistance Partnership, JTAP, was announced today at COP28. The initial group of partner organizations, Conservation International, Climate Law and Policy, Environmental Defense Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Winrock International’s Ecosystem Services Unit, are actively seeking […]