Mithat Rende

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Alma materAnkara University
Member ofGlobal Relations Forum
Former Turkish Ambassador to the OECD and Turkey's Chief Climate Negotiator.

Mithat Rende is a Turkish diplomat. He was Ambassador to Qatar and OECD, is a former chairman of the OECD Executive Committee, and Turkey’s Chief Climate Negotiator.


Rende is a graduate of Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences.


After working in various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was appointed Deputy Director General for Energy, Water and Environmental Affairs in December 2004. Between 2005-2008, he served as the chairman of the Trade and Transit Working Group of the Energy Charter Conference in Brussels.

He was ambassador to Qatar in 2007-2009. He served as the General Manager of Multilateral Economic Affairs in 2010-2013.

He started to work as the Permanent Representative of the OECD on 12 November 2013; In addition, he was elected as the Chairman of the OECD Executive Committee, effective from January 1, 2015, and ended in 2016 as the Chairman of the Executive Committee. He retired voluntarily in 2017.

He became an independent board member of Engie Turkey in 2017. He is married and has two children.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/20222 June 20225 June 2022Washington DC
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
The 68th Bilderberg Meeting, held in Washington DC, after an unprecedented two year hiatus during which a lot of the Bilderberg regulars were busy managing COVID-19