Ahmed is the Director of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) Project Facilitation and Support division. The division offers members dedicated project implementation support. Mr. Badr joined IRENA in April 2020 and brings more than 30 years of international experience in the field of banking and finance to the Agency.

In his role, Ahmed is tasked with leading the development of the division by building strong lines of cooperation with development banks and international financial institutions. He also spearheads IRENA’s implementation of the Climate Investment Platform, a multi-stakeholder platform established in partnership with SEforALL, the UNDP and in coordination with the Green Climate Fund, which has the objective to streamline access to climate funding for developing countries and advance the deployment of renewable technologies. He also manages IRENA’s ongoing relationship with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.

Prior to joining IRENA, Ahmed held several senior operational positions in the field of climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, water and infrastructure projects in a number of multinational financial institutions, including the World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Commission (EuropeAid), and Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

Ahmed is a certified infrastructure project manager, with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and master’s degree in Infrastructure Economics from the Université de Nantes, France.