The Governing Board of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has voted unanimously to reappoint Dr Fatih Birol as Executive Director, giving him strong backing to lead a new era for the IEA. His reappointment, for a third term, comes at a pivotal moment for the IEA amid heightened awareness that clean energy transitions must be not only rapid but also secure.
The vote to reappoint Dr Birol took place during the 2022 IEA Ministerial. The two-day meeting was chaired by US Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm, and brought together energy and climate ministers from more than 40 countries.
Commenting on the reappointment of Dr. Birol, Granholm said, “Our decision for an additional term for Dr Birol as IEA Executive Director again confirms our confidence in his skills and expertise. We look forward to working with the IEA under his continued leadership as we ramp up efforts to accelerate the clean energy transition on the road to a net zero future while strengthening our energy security.”