Director of the International Energy Agency’s Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks Directorate (STO)
Ms Mechthild Wörsdörfer is the Director of the International Energy Agency’s Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks Directorate (STO). She took up her duties on 1 October 2018. As Director of STO, Ms Wörsdörfer plans and co-ordinates the IEA’s work on energy sustainability, encompassing energy technology policy and energy-related climate change policy, including carbon capture, utilisation and storage. She oversees several major analytical reports including long-term scenarios and technology roadmaps. Prior to joining the IEA, Ms Wörsdörfer served as a Director in the European Commission's Directorate General for Energy, in charge of renewables, research and innovation, and energy efficiency. She was an active participant in the Governing Board of the IEA representing the European Union. From 2014 to 2017, Ms Wörsdörfer was the Director for Energy Policy of DG Energy in the EC, where she headed the adoption of the energy and climate policy 2030 framework, as agreed by EU Heads of States and Governments in 2014. Before this she spent three years as Head of Unit in DG Energy working with Energy Policy and Monitoring of Electricity, Gas, Coal and Oil Markets. She also worked for four years in the cabinet of Commissioner Erkki Liikanen on competitiveness issues, digital economy and international relations. Ms. Wörsdörfer, a German national, holds a Master’s degree in Economic Policy and Management from the Brussels School of International Studies, a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics (Finance) from the University of Montpellier and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Economics, French and Spanish from the Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg.