Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countrieshas appoints Haitham Al-Ghais as t organisation’s Secretary General effective Aug. 1.

Written by on January 4, 2022

The organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has appointed Mr Haitham Al-Ghais as the organisation’s Secretary General effective Aug. 1.

OPEC made the appointment at a Special Meeting on Monday held via video conference, which was chaired by president Jean-Richard Itoua, Congo’s Minister of Hydrocarbons and Head of its Delegation.

Al-Ghais, a veteran of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), takes over from a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mr Mohammad Barkindo,

OPEC said in a statement on its website that Al-Ghais appointment was in accordance with Article 28 of the OPEC Statute and in application of the procedure decided at the 182nd Meeting of the Conference on Dec. 1, 2021.

The statement said the appointment effective Aug. 1, was for a period of three years.

Seun Fakorede

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