As the Director of Science for EXCLAIM, Anurag Dipankar provides strategic direction to achieve the project's scientific goals and coordinates the national and international activities related to the project. Anurag Dipankar has extensive experience in climate and weather modelling, large-eddy simulation, and convection research. He led the weather model development activities at the Centre for Climate Research Singapore, Meteorological Services Singapore (MSS). As MSS representative, he provided guidance to the WMO study group on Integrated Urban Services and participated in the committee overseeing the Urban Heat Island related research in Singapore (2016-2021). Between 2013 and 2018 he led the development of the large-eddy model ICON-LEM and also contributed to the development of the atmospheric general circulation model ICON-A at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg. Prior to that, he worked as a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute towards the development of a heterogeneous multiscale modelling capability for ICON.