- Director General for Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate at the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea, Francesco La Camera will be appointed as the next Director-General of IRENA from April 4, 2019
- He will take over from the current and the first Director-General of IRENA, Adnan Z. Amin
- IRENA Assembly will accord the honorary title of Director-General Emeritus of the organization on Amin on the conclusion of his tenure
Come April 2019 and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will have a new boss. Currently serving as the Director General for Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate at the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea, Francesco La Camera will be the agency’s next Director-General with effect from April 4.
Previously, a Professor of Environmental and Land Economics at the Faculty of Engineering of the Rome Tre University, Camera led the European Union’s and Italy’s negotiation teams at COP 20 in Lima. He also provided leadership to the Italian delegation to the 3 previous COPs.
As Director-General, Camera will lead the IRENA Secretariat and implement the agency’s work program and budget over the 4-year duration of his term.
Camera will take over from Kenyan national Adnan Z. Amin who joined IRENA in 2010 and in April 2011 was appointed as the agency’s first Director-General. Under Amin, the membership of IRENA soared to 160 in January 2019. As a tribute to the outstanding contribution of his work at the organization, IRENA’s Assembly said at the end of his tenure, Amin will be accorded with the honorary title of Director-General Emeritus.