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Fatih Birol

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As the Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency, there is nobody in the world more qualified to discuss the outlook for energy and the energy economy than Dr. Fatih Birol. He has overall responsibility for the economic analysis of energy and climate change policy for the organization and also oversees the annual World Energy Outlook publication. This is the gold standard for energy analysis and predictions. The IEA Energy Business Council, which provides a business perspective on the energy market to policymakers, also comes under his remit. Much sought-after globally for his insights, he makes frequent media appearances and speaks at many major international summits and conferences.

Educated with a Bachelor of Science degree in power engineering from the Technical University of Istanbul, Dr. Birol took his MS and Ph.D. in energy economics from the Technical University of Vienna. Before joining the IEA he worked for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Dr. Birol’s outstanding contribution to the energy debate has been acknowledged with many awards. Recently Forbes Magazine nominated him as the world’s fourth most influential person in the world of energy. He has been honored with the Federal Cross of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany, the Golden Honor Medal of the Austrian Republic and is a Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes Academique of France. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Polish Ministry of Economy have also given him awards. The International Association of Energy Economics honored him for “Outstanding Contribution to the Profession,” and the US Department of Energy and the Russian Academy of Sciences have also recognized his work.

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    Dr. Fatih Birol is the Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency, with overall responsibility for the organisation’s economic analysis of energy and climate change policy. He oversees the annual World Energy Outlook which is the flagship publication of the IEA and is recognised as the most authoritative source for energy analysis and projections. He is also responsible for the IEA Energy Business Council which provides policymakers with a business perspective on energy market issues. He is a frequent contributor to media and delivers numerous speeches each year at major international summits and conferences.

    Throughout his career, Dr. Birol has been decorated with numerous awards in recognition of his contribution to the energy debate. He was recently named by Forbes Magazine as the world’s fourth most powerful person in terms of influence on the world’s energy scene. In 2009, alongside awards from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Polish Ministry of Economy, Dr. Birol was honored with the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He was awarded the Golden Honour Medal of the Austrian Republic in 2007 and was made a Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes Academique by the French Government in 2006. He received the annual award of the International Association of Energy Economics for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Profession’ in 2005. These followed awards from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2004 and the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2002.

    Prior to joining the IEA in 1995, Dr. Birol worked for six years at the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna.

    A Turkish citizen, Dr. Birol was born in Ankara in 1958. He earned a BS degree in power engineering from the Technical University of Istanbul. He received his MS and PhD in energy economics from the Technical University of Vienna.

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Dr. Fatih Birol can speak on a range of topics related to energy and energy security. Bringing the expertise and knowledge from a career at the very top of the world of energy, his insights into what will be happening in the future, in terms of supply, security and new energy sources, are not to be missed.

Suggested Speaking Topics:

  • Rethinking Global Energy Security
  • A New Energy Future
  • World Energy Outlook

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