Maria van der Hoeven
On July 12th in Paris the Hawthorn Club was joined by Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Ms. Maria van der Hoeven who gave us a brief overview of the Global energy outlook. In her role as executive director, Maria is in many ways one of the most important and influential woman that works on energy globally. The Executive Director of the IEA is chief spokesperson, recognised internationally as a leading, impartial voice in the field of energy policy and markets. She presents new research and analysis undertaken by the Agency to governments (both collectively and individually) as well as to national and international organisations and fora. Sharing this information regularly involves participating in high-level meetings – including G8 and G20 Summits, the UN Climate Change negotiations, International Energy Forum Ministerial and the Clean Energy Ministerial – and speaking with the world’s media. Ms. van der Hoeven took over as Executive Director of the IEA on 1 September 2011.