About Fred Krupp

Fred Krupp



Fred Krupp has guided EDF for three decades. A leading voice on climate change, energy, and sustainability, he is a champion for harnessing the power of the marketplace to protect our environment.

Under Krupp's leadership, EDF has become one of the world’s most influential environmental organizations. He has focused international attention on the problem of methane emissions from the oil-and-gas system and led EDF's innovative corporate partnerships with FedEx, KKR, McDonald’s, Walmart and others.

Since he took the helm in 1984, EDF’s annual operating budget has grown from $3 million to over $225 million, staff has increased from 50 to more than 1,000 in 19 countries, and membership has expanded from 40,000 to over 3 million.

Krupp was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News and World Report and is a recipient of the 2015 William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Award.


Krupp is co-author with Miriam Horn of the New York Times bestseller Earth: The Sequel – The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming.

Krupp was educated at Yale and the University of Michigan Law School, and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Haverford College.

He has been profiled in The Wall Street JournalThe New Republic, and Bloomberg Businessweek, and appears frequently in the national media.

He lives with his family in Connecticut. An avid rower, he won a gold medal in the 2006 World Rowing Masters Regatta sponsored by FISA, the international rowing federation.