Adnan Z. Amin is currently serving his second 4-year term as the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
He has more than twenty five years of experience and recognized accomplishments in the international arena, primarily in the fields of sustainable development, international energy and environment policy, as well as a solid track record in institutional and organisational development and management of international organisations.
A key priority of Mr. Amin’s tenure at IRENA is to create an inclusive and agile agency, responsive to the needs of its Members. Since he began running the Agency, membership has more than tripled, growing to more than 175 countries.
His close cooperation with the United Nations (UN) and its entities resulted in IRENA being acknowledged as the lead agency for climate action in renewable energy with concrete initiatives profiled in key events such as the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit and at COP21 in Paris, France.
Under Mr. Amin’s leadership, IRENA was also selected as the Hub for Renewable Energy within the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, bringing together countries, private sector and civil society to advance the objectives of the initiative.