Mr. Felix Gooneratne, joined IIEC as Asia Director in January 2001 and assumed the role as President and CEO from October 2013 to December 2018. He is currently serving as the Executive Director. With more than 35 years of experience advancing energy efficiency, demand-side management (DSM) and related international clean energy efforts, Felix brings forward reaching vision to IIEC, and employs his proven technical expertise to implement programs and achieve results. Felix has designed and implemented projects throughout the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia, Africa and the Pacific region – managing international teams to achieve significant energy savings.
Prior to joining IIEC, Felix held senior positions at PA Consulting Group, UNDP, Bechtel International, and the Australian Department of Energy. He has extensive project management experience with agencies such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Program, USAID, AusAid and the European Commission. Felix is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy; he holds his Chemical Engineering degree from University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom..