Steve Sawyer

Secretary General
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

Steve Sawyer joined GWEC as its first Secretary General in April 2007, representing the major national and regional associations as well as the major companies involved in the global wind industry.

Steve has worked in the energy and environment field since 1978. At GWEC he is focused on working with intergovernmental organisations and with opening up new markets for the industry in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Steve is also a founding member of both REN21 and the IEA’s Renewable Industry Advisory Board. He advised the Chinese government on the formulation of its renewable energy legislation, and is as well an expert reviewer for the IPCC’s Working Group III. He grew up in rural New Hampshire and has lived in Amsterdam since 1989.