The Director-General of IRENA, Adnan Z. Amin was reappointed today at IRENA’s fifth Assembly to a second four-year term. The reappointment was agreed by acclamation by the 124 IRENA member countries in attendance at the fifth Assembly in Abu Dhabi.
Mr. Amin was appointed as the first Director-General of IRENA in April 2011. His new term will run from April 2015 to April 2019.
“In the span of just five years, IRENA has grown from a concept into the primary platform for renewable energy cooperation and analysis, positioned alongside decades-old organizations in terms of both political importance and content delivery. This is a huge achievement, and the result of a partnership between the Director-General, the UAE, and the Agency’s membership,” said Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, the UAE’s Permanent Representative to IRENA and Director of Energy and Climate Change at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The next five years will be just as challenging, with IRENA now at the heart of a booming industry. There are huge expectations for the Agency, and we are glad to have Adnan Amin at the helm.”
“The importance of IRENA’s mission grows apace with the need for rapid renewables expansion across the globe,” said German State Secretary Rainer Baake. “The members of IRENA see the Agency as the key driver for the global energy transformation. IRENA has shown tremendous progress in this regard and I look forward to continued collaboration with the Agency under Mr. Amin’s able leadership.”
Since Mr. Amin was first appointed, IRENA membership has increased from 64 members with two countries in accession to 139 members (138 States and the European Union) with more than 30 countries in accession and has established a robust programmatic framework in support of its global mission.