Muralee holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India). He is an Alumnus of the International Leadership Academy (United Nations University) and a Beahrs’ fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.Muralee has over 25 years of experience in Environment and Disaster Management around the world. Between 1995-2003, Muralee was Corporate Advisor to Shell operated oil companies in Middle East and South East Asia, dealing with oil industry related environmental issues.
Since 2003, Muralee has been with the United Nations Environment Programme. As Operations Manager for the Post Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, Muralee coordinated projects ranging from assessment to capacity building and clean up in all over the world.
As a post crisis environment management expert, Muralee was involved in post disaster response and follow up to 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, the earthquake in Haiti, Tsunami in Japan, floods in Thailand, the earthquake in Nepal and Hurricane Mattew in Haiti. Muralee also has been involved in post conflict follow up in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, occupied Palestinian territories, Sudan, Liberia and Ukraine.Muralee is a member of the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination team.
Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering) from MA College of Engineering, Kothamangalam.
Master of Technology (Environmental Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
Scientist, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur.
PhD, from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Joined Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research.
Joined Brunei Shell Petroleum Company as Head of Environmental Studies.
Joined Petroleum Development Oman, as Corporate Environmental Advisor.
Joined United Nations Environment.
Chief Disaster Risk Reduction, UN Environment.