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Frank Wouters
Deputy Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Frank Wouters was appointed Deputy Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in September 2012. He possesses over 20 years of international experience in the field of renewable energy. Mr. Wouters previously held several senior management positions in leading organizations and institutions in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability, including Evelop International BV, The Netherlands; Sol Holding AG, Germany; NICE International, The Gambia; and TDAU University of Zambia. Before he joined IRENA he served as the Director of Masdar Power, a developer and operator of renewable power generation projects, where he was responsible for projects representing enterprise value of more than $3 bn in Asia, Africa and Europe. He has supported sustainable energy policy in many countries and recently played a lead role in the formulation of Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy policy. Mr. Wouters holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

  • Austrian Development Cooperation, Republic of Austria
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, Republic of Mauritius
  • Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia