Christian Zinglersen is the first Head of Secretariat for the new Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat, established at the International Energy Agency (IEA) and leads the CEM Secretariat to support an accelerated global transition to modern and clean energy sources. Mr. Zinglersen brings a distinguished background to the position, with a career at the intersection of clean energy, diplomacy and the advancement of global partnerships, having worked in the Danish Foreign Service and the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate. The CEM is a voluntary and collaborative partnership of 24 countries and the European Commission working together to accelerate the global transition to modern, clean energy. In his last position, at the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Mr Zinglersen was responsible for the energy policy portfolio and was a member of the Ministry’s Executive Board. As part of his international portfolio, he also served as the Danish government’s representative and Vice-Chair of the IEA Governing Board, participant in the Director-General meetings on energy policy within the EU, and senior level representative, or ‘Sherpa,’ to the CEM.