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Fatih Birol

Executive director, International Energy Agency
Dr. Fatih Birol has served as executive director of the International Energy Agency since September 2015. He was re-elected in January 2018 for a second four-year term, which began in September 2019. Under his leadership, the IEA has undertaken its first comprehensive modernization programme since its creation in 1974. This effort focuses on three pillars: opening the doors of the IEA to include major emerging countries; broadening the IEA’s security mandate to natural gas and electricity as well as oil; and making the IEA the global hub for clean energy technologies and energy efficiency.

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