Fatih Birol

Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Dr Fatih Birol (@fbirol) has served as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency since 2015. He has led the IEA in its first comprehensive modernisation programme since its creation in 1974. These efforts focused on “opening the doors” of the IEA to major emerging economies; making the IEA the global hub for clean energy transitions; and broadening the IEA’s energy security mandate beyond oil to also cover electricity, natural gas, renewables and the critical minerals needed in many of today's clean energy technologies. He founded and chairs the IEA Energy Business Council and also chairs the World Economic Forum’s Energy Advisory Board. Dr Birol has been named in the TIME100, TIME's annual list of the world's most influential people.

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