A busy, productive, challenging time

3 April 2012

IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven

Just under seven months have passed since I started at the International Energy Agency, but it has been a busy, productive and challenging time. At my first Governing Board meeting, in September, we ended the Libya Collective Action that brought extra supply onto the markets to buttress energy security during the fighting in Libya. In October, we organised a successful Ministerial meeting with unprecedented attendance of a record number of key partner countries, from China to South Africa to Brazil.

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