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Claude MANDIL Executive Director, International Energy Agency, Paris

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Mr Mandil is a graduate of France s Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines. 1981-1982 Technical Advisor in the French Prime Minister s cabinet 1983-1988 CEO of the Institute for Industrial Development (IDI) 1988-1990 Director General of Bureau of Mines and Geology (BGRM) 1990-1998 serving as Director General for Energy and Raw Materials at the Ministry of Industry, Post and Telecommunications 1991 Mr Mandil was instrumental in arranging for France to become a member of the IEA 1991-1998 represented France at the Nuclear Safety Working Group of the G7 1997-1998 served as the IEA Governing Board Chairman Before joining the IEA in 2003, Mr Mandil was Chairman and CEO of the Institut Français du Pétrole and, previous to that, Managing Director of Gaz de France. Current: Serving a four-year term as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, based in Paris. This post climaxes his commitment to international co-operation in energy affairs, in parallel with his career as a distinguished French civil servant.