FATIH BIROL

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Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the In­ter­na­tional En­ergy Agency

Born: March 22, 1958 Home­town: Ankara, Turkey Ed­u­ca­tion:

Bach­e­lor’s de­gree in power en­gi­neer­ing, Is­tan­bul Tech­ni­cal Univer­sity, Turkey;

Mas­ter’s de­gree and PhD in en­ergy eco­nomics, Vienna Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy (TU Wien), Aus­tria;

Hon­orary Doc­tor­ate in Sci­ence, Im­pe­rial Col­lege Lon­don, United King­dom, 2013.

Ca­reer:

(Sec­ond four-year term) ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the In­ter­na­tional En­ergy Agency, Paris, 2018 to present;

Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the IEA, 20152018;

Chief economist and di­rec­tor of global en­ergy eco­nomics, founder and chair of the IEA En­ergy Busi­ness Coun­cil; 19952015.

Oil mar­ket an­a­lyst at the Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Petroleum Ex­port­ing Coun­tries (OPEC), Vienna, 1989-1995.

Hobby:

Watch­ing soc­cer

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