Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Network

Mr. Frank Wouters has been leading renewable energy projects, transactions, and technology development for over 25 years. He is the Director of the EU-GCC Clean Energy Network, a network linking key clean energy stakeholders from the European Union and the GCC countries.

As Deputy Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the first global intergovernmental organisation dedicated to all renewables, he managed a US$350 million IRENA/Abu Dhabi Fund for Development project facility. Mr. Wouters has served on the board of several energy companies, including Torresol Energy SA.

Mr. Wouters has a proven track record of providing advice to public power sector agencies. As Director of the Masdar Clean Energy Unit, part of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, he managed more than US$3 billion of power projects, including solar and wind power projects. He has played a lead role in the development of renewable generation projects valued at over $4.5 billion. These range from small scale PV solar electrification in Uganda to the 100MW Shams I Concentrated Solar Plant (CSP) in the UAE, and strategic equity investment in the London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind project.

Qualified with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University, he is fluent in English, German and Dutch.