A senior United States diplomat will be the Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Paul Simons, who has a background in energy and economic policy, will take up his new position on 8th July this year.
The IEA is an independent organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. The agency has four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.
IEA Executive Director Maria Van Der Hoeven said: “He brings a range of diplomatic and management skills that will be valuable to the Agency, especially as we work to deepen relationships with countries beyond the current IEA membership.”