Adnan Amin

Advisory Board Member

Former Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Adnan Amin is Chief Executive Officer of the 28th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28). In this capacity, he had overall oversight and responsibility of leading the COP28 Office and delivering COP28, which included the adoption of the UAE Consensus with unprecedented language on “transitioning away from fossil fuels in energy systems, in a just, orderly and equitable manner.” He is also a former Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center where he worked on the Geopolitics of Energy Project. 

Following a distinguished career at the United Nations where he led UN reform for system wide coherence and served as head of the UN System Chief Executives Board Secretariat, he was elected as the first Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). As Director General, Mr. Amin built a new institution over nearly a decade to support the international community in driving a sustainable energy future, turning the agency into a leading player in the global energy transition based on cutting edge analytical, technical, and advisory services to member countries.

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