Hélène Pelosse

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Hélène Pelosse (born 5 March 1970) was the first elected Interim Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). She served in this position for 15 months, from Jun 30, 2009 until October 21, 2010.[1]

Hélène Pelosse is a citizen of France and was born in Montreal, Canada. She is graduated from the École nationale d'administration and the École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales. After graduation, she worked in the General Inspectorate for Finances in the Ministry of Finance of France. In 1999-2000, Hélène Pelosse worked for Saint-Gobain. In this period, she was posted in Worcester, Massachusetts, as the Director of Strategy. In 2001-2005, Hélène Pelosse was financial and later trade adviser in the French Prime Minister's Office. In 2007, during the German EU Presidency, she served as an adviser in Angela Merkel's private office. After German EU Presidency Hélène Pelosse worked as the Deputy Head of Staff in charge of international affairs in the Private Office of the French Minister of State in charge of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning.[2] On 30 June 2009, she was elected as the elected Interim Director-General of IRENA.[3]

Pelosse is married and has 3 children.[2]


  1. ^ "IRENA Head Makes Surprise Resignation". Renewable Energy World. 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  2. ^ a b Interactive Thematic Dialogue of the United Nations General Assembly on "Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation and New and Renewable Sources of Energy". Speakers (PDF). The United Nations. 2009-06-18. p. 5. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  3. ^ "France's Helene Pelosse named head of Irena". Gulf News. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-06-30.