International Advisory Board


The International Advisory Board (IAB) consists of international energy experts from various parts of the world. The IAB provides strategic advice to the Management Board of New Energy Coalition on matters related to organisation and governance, international developments and various energy-related topics. The IAB is a part of the governance strucuture of NEC.

Joan Macnaughton CB

Chair of the IAB Chair of the IAB. Chair of the Board, The Climate Group. Member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Engie UK. Former positions include Chair of the ‘World Energy Trilemma’ report of the World Energy Council and Director General of Energy in the UK. Member of many other academic and corporate Boards.

Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany

UAE’s permanent representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Advisor to the UAE Minister of State Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Former Executive Director at Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company).

Dr. Douglas J. Arent

Deputy Associate Laboratory Director, Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Prof. Dr. Ing. Hans-Peter Beck

Leading scientist in the German academy of technology science (acatech) and executive director for Energy Systems and Process Technologies at the Institute for Electrical Engineering and Energy Systems as well as member of the Board of Clausthaler environment technology Institute at the Technical University of Clausthal.

Dr. Tareq Emtairah

Director, Department of Energy, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). Former Research Fellow at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University  & Executive Director, Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), Cairo.

Dr. Ken Koyama

Chief Economist and Managing Director at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo. Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, the University of Tenaga Nasional (Malaysia), etc.

Dr. Tatiana Mitrova

Director, Energy Centre at SKOLKOVO Business School. Scientific advisor at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ERI RAS), Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, Senior Visiting Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES).

Dr. Pradeep Monga

Deputy Executive Director of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Former positions include Director of the Energy & Climate Change Department at United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Chief of the Energy and Environment Programme at UNDP India.

Prof. dr. Petter Nore

Energy Advisor at the Norwegian Agency of Development NORAD,  Professor at North University in Bodø, Former Chief Energy Analyst in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Dr. Malcolm Wilson

Vice President at New World Orange Biofuels, COO at Prairie Biogas Ltd, Member of Advisory Council of Reservoir Characterization Project, Colorado School of Mines, CEO ArticCan Energy Services.