Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi
Acting Director of Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre - Head of Policy Unit, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi joined IRENA in 2011. She is currently the Acting Director of the Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre where she oversees the Agency’s work on knowledge, policy and finance, including: efforts to produce up-to-date and authoritative renewable energy data and information; analysis to identify best practice in renewable energy policies and finance; and advice and support to countries, tailoring policy and investment analysis to renewables deployment in the field. She also heads the Policy Unit, where she is responsible for the work on a range of renewable energy policy issues including design, socio-economic benefits and integrated resource management.
Dr. Ferroukhi brought to this position over 20 years of experience in the fields of energy, development and environment. She worked in both public and private sectors, including with governments in the Middle-East and North Africa, energy companies in the Mediterranean region and the GCC, and international institutions.
Dr. Ferroukhi holds a Masters in Applied Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the American University in Washington DC.