About Robert Andrén

Robert Andrén is the Director General for the Swedish Energy Agency, with responsibility for national energy policies, including international energy relations and European energy policy issues. He was also until recently vice-chair of the Mission Innovation (MI) initiated as part of the Paris Agreement. He also serves at the Advisory Council of the Stockholm County Administrative Board. Robert has been working within the Government Offices of Sweden for more than 20 years as Deputy Director General at the Ministry of Rural Affairs and of Agriculture between 2007 and 2013. Since 2015 he was Deputy Director General for Energy at the Ministry of Environment and Energy. Robert was appointed Deputy Governor in the County of Värmland 2013–2015. From 2003 to 2007, he led the Department for the Swedish Environmental Quality Objectives and the Enforcement of the Environmental Code at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. He has been the Swedish representative to the Governing Board of IEA between 2016-2018 and has also previously served as a senior adviser to the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (MISTRA). He has a M.Sc. in Biology and a Ph.D. in Population Genetics.