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Executive Director

Maria van der Hoeven took over as Executive Director of the IEA on 1 September 2011. Previously, Ms. van der Hoeven served as Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands from February 2007 to October 2010.

Role of the Executive Director

The Executive Director is the head of the International Energy Agency. This role has broad political, analytical and operational responsibilities.

Deputy Executive Director

The position of Deputy Executive Director is currently vacant.

Management team

The IEA has three Directors who report to the Executive Director. They manage teams of analysts and experts who focus on: i) energy markets and security; ii) sustainable energy policies and technologies, iii) enhancing a global dialogue on energy, and iv) longer-term economic and energy policy scenarios and outlooks.

Recent speeches and articles

The IEA Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director deliver speeches on a broad range of energy related subjects throughout the world.

FAQs on Executive Management

How long does the Executive Director serve? How many IEA Executive Directors have there been? This section includes answers to questions relating to the IEA's Executive Office.