Irena promotes deputy Adnan Amin to replace Pelosse

Irena director-general Adnan Amin

The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has appointed Adnan Amin as its new interim director-general following the surprise resignation last week of Hélène Pelosse.

Amin, who has served as UN official in different capacities including environment policy coordination, will lead Irena until the organisation’s first assembly next year.

“My priority will be to put Irena on a firm institutional footing and to develop a compelling vision for the future of renewable energy worldwide,” he says.

Amin, who is Kenyan, was selected in August as deputy interim director-general of Irena.

Last week Pelosse unexpectedly resigned, as the fledgling Abu Dhabi-based organization faces serious budgetary shortfalls for next year.

Pelosse’s long-term commitment to Irena had been the focus of some speculation Log in to read complete article.

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