OREANDA-NEWS. The International Energy Agency's 2017 Ministerial Meeting provided an opportunity for Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA's executive director, to reunite with some of his predecessors. 

Three former IEA executive directors -- Robert Priddle, from the United Kingdom (1994-2003); Claude Mandil, from France (2003-2007); and Nobuo Tanaka, from Japan (2007-2011) -- attended the Ministerial dinner, where they caught up with Dr Birol, who worked with them in his prior positions at the IEA.