Kate Dourian has been the Administrator of the Middle East and North Africa desk in the Global Energy Policy division of the International Energy Agency since September 1, 2015. She joined the IEA after a 30-year career in journalism. Kate began her career as a journalist in 1980 and has covered the Middle East and North Africa extensively since then. She was most recently senior editor at the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) based in Cyprus, a weekly publication that is focused on energy and economic analysis. Before joining MEES, Kate was Editor-in-Chief for the Middle East at Platts, the energy information division McGraw-Hill Financial, covering energy developments throughout the Gulf and North Africa until May 2013.
Before joining Platts, Kate was a correspondent and chief editor at Reuters from 1984-2000, during which she spent several years on assignments in Beirut, Cairo and in Morocco, where she was the first bureau chief, before moving to the energy desk as a market reporter and editor. Kate has been published widely on energy matters and was a regular commentator on radio and television on energy matters.