30 November 2009: At a presentation of the results of the WEO-2009 in AGH-University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Mr. Waldemar Pawlak, presented Dr. Birol with the "Decoration for Merit to the Energy Industry" from the Polish Ministry of Economy and praised Dr. Birol's long years of outstanding contributions. photo
30 November 2009: Dr. Birol also received from the rector of AGH-University of Science and Technology the "Stanislaw Staszic" medal in recognition of his contribution to the energy sector. photo
19 November 2009: The Chief Economist of the IEA, Dr. Fatih Birol, received the Federal cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz/Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse), the only general state decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany. In a ceremony at the German Ministry of Economy (BMWI) in Berlin, State Secretary Jochen Homann, acknowledged Dr. Birol's "outstanding work" on economic analyses. He particularly praised the IEA flagship publication World Energy Outlook, which is designed and directed by Dr. Birol, for its "comprehensive, timely and independent view" and said the study had become an important reference for the German energy and climate policy.
See photo. Dr. Birol's acceptance speech.
BMWI press release
12 November 2009: At a presentation of the results of the WEO-2009 in the Hague, Netherlands, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Hon. Maria van der Hoeven congratulated IEA Chief Economist, Dr. Birol, noting that he is responsible for the "flagship publication" of the IEA, and presented him with a Special Award for his impressive contribution. More info click here.
01 March 2007: Ambassador Ulrich Stacher and IEA Governing Board member Alfred Maier presented IEA's Chief Economist Dr. Fatih Birol with the Golden Honour Medal of the Austrian Republic and an accompanying statement signed by the Austrian President. The award recognises Dr. Birol's outstanding contribution to the understanding of global energy issues through his work firstly with OPEC and now the IEA. photo
01 October 2006: Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA Chief Economist, was awarded the Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques. The award, instigated by Napoleon in 1808 for outstanding academic achievements, is in recognition of Dr. Birol's work on energy economics. The award was presented by Dominique Maillard, France's Director General of Energy.
Dr. Birol Acceptance Speech, Dominiqe Maillard speech, photo
01 April 2006: IEA senior energy analyst Maria Argiri was honoured as a 2005 winner of the prestigious Key Women in Energy - Global Awards. She was recognised for her sustained work on the World Energy outlook series. The annual Key Women in Energy - Global Awards identify and recognise women who have made significant contributions or achievements in the Energy Sector.
01 October 2005: Dr. Fatih Birol received the Highest Distinction Medal for Outstanding Service to the Turkish Republic from the Government of Turkey, the presentation was made in Paris. photo
01 June 2005: Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA Chief Economist, received the annual International Association of Energy Economics' 'Outstanding Contributions to the Profession' award for 2004, in Taipei. Taipei Acceptance Speech
01 April 2004: World Energy Investment Outlook received an award from World Coal Institute for analytical excellence.
01 March 2004: ABN AMRO honoured the IEA with an Award of Excellence. Dr. Birol received the award in Amsterdam.
01 February 2004: U.S. Department of Energy and the Energy Information Administration grant an award in recognition of the analytical excellence of the World Energy Investment Outlook. The award was presented during the IEA Governing Board meeting in Paris. photo
01 April 2002: Russian Academy of Sciences granted an award to the World Energy Outlook 2001 for the objectivity of its analysis and its balanced treatment or energy resources, the award was presented in Moscow. Acceptance Speech