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Adnan Z. Amin is the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), currently serving his second term. He was elected as the Agency’s first Director-General in 2011. During his tenure, IRENA has grown to 151 Member States and has become the global authority on renewable energy. The agency today provides the world community with a strong international cooperation framework to accelerate the sustainable energy transformation, as a major pathway to fostering sustainable development and one of the most important solutions to climate change.
Mr. Amin has over 25 years of experience in international environment and sustainable development policy. Mr. Amin has held senior positions in the United Nations (UN), including as Head of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination Secretariat, Director of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Executive Director of the Secretariat of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence.
Mr. Amin is a development economist specializing in sustainable development. He is a national of Kenya.