Dr Faith Birol

Dr Fatih Birol, chief economist and head of the Economic Analysis Division of the International Energy Agency, has gained worldwide acclaim in recent years as the director of the IEA's award-winning World Energy Outlook series of publications. These form the reference point to much of the analysis of energy markets carried out by both energy companies and banks.

The World Energy Outlook for 2005, the biggest selling energy book of that year, paints a picture of tighter markets and higher pric