Senior Programme Officer and Acting Division Director
United Arab Emirates
Mr. Gurbuz Gonul joined the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in 2014 as Senior Programme Officer for administering the Regions and currently serves as Acting Director for the Country Support and Partnerships Division.
Formerly, he worked as Senior Energy Economist of the Islamic Development Bank between 2010 and 2014, where he led the work for the development of an Energy Sector Policy for the Bank as well as complex loan and technical assistance projects in Africa and Asia. Between 2004 and 2010, Mr. Gonul served as a Senior Expert at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels, where he spearheaded policy analysis, sectoral in-depth reviews, regional / country reviews concerning energy investments, trade and transportation.
He also held positions in the EU Delegation in Ankara and Turkey’s Ministry of Energy since 1993.