Dr Taibi has over 15 years of experience in the energy sector. After his first years working for large energy companies and research institutions, he spent over ten years working as an international civil servant in different countries and institutions. He is currently based with the IRENA Innovation and Technology Center in Bonn, Germany, where he is responsible for assisting Member Countries in devising strategies for the transformation of the power sector, currently managing the work on power system flexibility, hydrogen and storage as key enablers for the energy transition. In his previous role he assisted island countries in the transition to renewable energy, focusing on energy planning and roadmaps development. Prior to joining IRENA, he was an energy specialist with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) managing a 10 million USD EU-funded programme in the Federated States of Micronesia. He spent two years with the United Nations in Vienna as Junior Professional Officer at UNIDO, focusing on bioenergy for industrial applications. Before that he had various roles in public and private research, municipal utilities and, as last position before leaving Italy, as an analyst in the strategies department of Eni, the largest Italian energy company. He has a M.Sc. in Management Engineering (laude) from Rome Tor Vergata University and a PhD in energy Technology from KTH in Sweden.