Reinforcing & Strengthening the UE-GCC Cooperation – Frank Wouters, Director at The EU–GCC Clean Energy Network
During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii – Desertec Industry Initiative in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Frank Wouters, Director at The EU – GCC Clean Energy Network which aims to catalyze partnerships between clean energy stakeholders, both in the GCC and the EU.
It was indeed a very exciting discussion as Frank has 25 years experience in renewable energy, intermediate technology, chemical industry and energy efficiency in an industrial, academic, public and consulting environment.
He has worked in countries in Europe, Africa and Asia, started companies from scratch, turned distressed companies around and worked for large corporations, always in an international environment, as well as Deputy Director of IRENA, the first global intergovernmental organisation dedicated to all renewables.
Throughout his career he has worked with decision makers in industry and governments on the highest level. He combines his passion for sustainable energy and personal drive with a hands-on approach and is capable of motivating his team members to achieve their next level. He has the ability to communicate a clear message to all stakeholders: shareholders, board members, staff and politicians alike. He is a regular invited speaker at international conferences and high level meetings.