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Executive Director at IEA
Dr. Birol took office as Executive Director of the IEA in September 2015, twenty years after first joining the Agency, marking one of the rare occasions that the head of an international organisation has been selected internally. He is also the Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s (Davos) Energy Advisory Board and serves as a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on ‘Sustainable Energy for All’. Dr. Birol has been named by Forbes Magazine among the most powerful people in terms of influence on the world’s energy scene and is the recipient of numerous awards from government, industry and academia.