July 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council today announced that Adnan Amin, Director-General Emeritus of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), has joined the Council as a Distinguished Fellow with the Global Energy Center. 

“We’re honored to have Adnan join the Global Energy Center team,” said Randy Bell, Director of the Global Energy Center. “His remarkable experience and expertise will help bring our efforts to promote energy security and address climate change to the next level.”

As a Distinguished Fellow, Amin will contribute to the Global Energy Center’s growing Climate and Advanced Energy Program, led by Deputy Director for Climate and Advanced Energy David Livingston. The Program focuses on advancing US leadership amid the global energy transition and catalyzing new alliances and partnerships to address the challenges posed by climate change.

“Adnan is one of the foremost leaders in renewable energy,” said Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe. “His appointment underscores the Atlantic Council’s commitment to navigating the energy transition in a thoughtful, responsible, and sustainable manner.” 

“I am delighted and honored to join the outstanding team at the Atlantic Council as Distinguished Fellow. The Council has become a leading Forum convening key international players to advance the global sustainable energy transition and I look forward to contributing to this immensely important effort,” said Adnan Amin.

Adnan Amin served as the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) from 2011 to 2019, after which he was named Director-General Emeritus. He has more than 25 years of experience in renewable energy, sustainable development and environmental policy. He also held several positions within the UN, including Director of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) New York Office.

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