Adnan Z. Amin
Director-General of IRENA

Adnan Z. Amin was elected as the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in April 2011. In his capacity he is charged with the responsibility of establishing a sound institutional management structure and clear strategic vision for the implementation of the agency’s mandate to promote the adoption and use of renewable energy worldwide.

Mr. Amin brings to this position over 25 years of experience in the fields of international environment and sustainable development policy, as well as in the political, management, and interagency coordination functions of the United Nations (UN) work.  Mr. Amin served as Head of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) Secretariat. In this function, he was responsible for overseeing the Secretariat supporting the CEB in its UN system-wide policy coordination under the Chairmanship of the UN Secretary-General and comprising the Executive Heads of UN System organisations. The CEB is the highest level interagency coordinator framework in the UN system and oversees UN coordination on Policy, Management and Field Operations.

Mr. Amin also served as the Executive Director of the Secretariat of the Secretary-General’s High Level Panel, co-chaired by the Prime Ministers of Mozambique, Norway and Pakistan, on UN System-wide Coherence. The Panel undertook an ambitious and unprecedented level of consultation on development, environment, and humanitarian aspects of the work of the UN System and proposed an ambitious reform programme that still continues in the UN General Assembly under the framework of the “One UN ”. Read more


Dolf Gielen
Director of the Innovation and Technology Center in Bonn - IITC

As director of the IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn since 2011, Dolf Gielen oversees the agency’s work on advising member countries in the area of technology status and roadmaps, energy planning, cost and markets and innovation policy frameworks.

Before joining IRENA, Dolf Gielen was Chief of the Energy Efficiency and Policy Unit at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna. In that capacity, he managed a number of large projects involving energy efficiency and renewable energy (including those in Sri Lanka, Ukraine and India). Previously, he was a Senior Energy Analyst in the Energy Technology Policy Division of the International Energy Agency, Paris.

Dolf Gielen has a PhD in Energy and Materials Modelling from the Technical University of Delft. He graduated with an MA in Environmental Sciences at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.



Henning Wuester
Director of the Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre - KPFC

Henning Wuester oversees the Agency’s work on knowledge, policy and finance, including: efforts to produce up-to-date and authoritative renewable energy data and information; analysis to identify best practice in renewable energy policies and finance; and advice and support to countries, tailoring policy and investment analysis to renewables deployment in the field.

Prior to joining IRENA, Dr. Wuester worked for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) as Senior Manager at the Interim Secretariat, supporting the GCF Board, developing the Fund’s business model framework, administrative policies and procedures, and negotiating the headquarters agreement with the Republic of Korea. Previously, he was Special Adviser to the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and worked at the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in several roles in the secretariat of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution. In both organizations a focus was on the linkages between energy policy and climate change or air pollution and involved energy modelling at an international scale. 

Henning Wuester started his career as Assistant Professor in the economics faculty of the University of Munich and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Munich.



Mohamed El - Farnawany
Director, Strategic Management & Executive Direction

Elizabeth Press
Deputy Director, Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC)





Rabia Ferroukhi
Senior Programme Officer – Policy Advice & Deputy Director, Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre (KPFC)





Luay Naim Shalkhoub
Chief Procurement Officer





Timothy Hurst
Chief Communications Officer





Daniel Bato
Chief Finance Officer





Haridranath Mepurathu
Chief Information Communications Technology





Angela Churie Kallhauge
Senior Programme Officer – Climate Change





Roland Roesch
Senior Programme Officer, Renewable Energy Markets and Technology Dialogue





Neil MacDonald
Senior Editor and Publications Manager





Masaomi Koyama
Senior Programme Officer, Innovation and Technology





Jeffrey Skeer
Senior Programme Officer – Technology Cooperation





Kalle Hashmi
Senior Programme Officer – Capacity Building





Gurbuz Gonul
Senior Programme Officer - Regions





Adrian Whiteman
Senior Programme Officer – Statistics, KPFC





Marianne Lavergne
Legal Advisor





Christian Kjaer
Senior Programme Officer – Knowledge Management, KPFC




 

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