Paulo Cunha is CCSI's Director of Operations. In this capacity, he oversees much of the Center's financial, administrative, and communications responsibilities, while contributing to research, strategic planning and project management. He is also an extractive industries transparency specialist. He joined the Center from the Earth Institute, where he directed operations and managed a number of sustainable development projects across several centers and initiatives. As part of his responsibilities, he managed the Earth Institute’s advisory project in São Tomé and Príncipe, working with Columbia Law School to coordinate the team’s work on extractive industries transparency, oil revenue management and development planning. He has over 14 years of experience as a project manager, operations specialist and researcher in the fields of sustainable development and investment, natural resource governance and extractive industries transparency. He has also worked with the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the Swiss Network for International Studies and the United Nations Development Program. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Master's degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.