Adnan Z. Amin is the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), currently serving his second term. He has over 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.
Mr. Amin joined IRENA in 2010 as the Interim Director-General of the Preparatory Commission for IRENA. In April 2011, he was elected as the agency’s first Director-General. During his tenure, IRENA has become the global authority on renewable energy and a vibrant international organisation. The agency today provides the world community with a strong international cooperation framework to accelerate sustainable energy transformation, as a major pathway to fostering sustainable development and one of the most important solutions to climate change.
A key priority of Mr. Amin’s tenure at IRENA was to create an inclusive and agile agency, responsive to the needs of its Members. In only five years, IRENA membership almost tripled since he took office, growing to over 170 countries in 2015.