Kandeh Yumkella

Kandeh K. Yumkella is Director-General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Chair, Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change.

Energy powers human progress. From generating employment to creating economic competitiveness, from strengthening security to empowering women, energy is the great uniter. It cuts across all sectors and lies at the heart of all countries' core interests. Now, more than ever, the world needs to ensure that the benefits of modern energy are available to all and that energy is provided as cleanly and efficiently as possible.