Executive Director of the International Energy Agency
Fatih Birol is Executive Director of the IEA. He is Chair of the World Economic Forum’s (Davos) Energy Advisory Board and a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Sustainable Energy for All. He is also the founder and Chair of the IEA Energy Business Council. Previously, he was the IEA chief economist and director of Global Energy Economics. Dr Birol was named by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful people with influence over the world’s energy scene. He is also the recipient of numerous awards from government, industry and academia.