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

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.


Gauri Singh
Director of Country Support and Partnerships (CSP)

Since 2007, Gauri Singh has been Joint Secretary in India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. Her responsibilities include all policy formulation and international cooperation. Gauri Singh developed the policy framework of the National Solar Mission to generate 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022. She created a level playing field for foreign direct investment companies and independent producers to double the annual installed wind capacity. She initiated a shift in the off-grid policy paradigm to upscale renewable energy systems. She was also in charge of designing the framework for renewable energy certificates.
Ms Singh holds a Bachelor of Economics from Delhi University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Podar Institute of Management, Rajasthan University.


Jayantilal M. Karia
Director, Administration and Management Services



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





Rabia Ferroukhi
Senior Programme Officer – Policy Advice




 


Mohamed El - Farnawany
Chief, Governance Support Office





Luay Naim Shalkhoub
Chief Procurement Officer





Timothy Hurst
Chief Communications Officer





Nilgun Alp
Chief, Human Resources





Daniel Bato
Chief Finance Officer





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





Henning Wuester
Senior Programmme Officer – RE Finance





Marianne Lavergne
Legal Advisor




 

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