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Confirmed: Barkindo becomes new OPEC Secretary-General
Barkindo, the new SEC-Gen of OPEC

Confirmed: Barkindo becomes new OPEC Secretary-General

Mr. Mohammed Barkindo, who was the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, from 2009 to 2010, has been announced as the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.

Barkindo, was recently nominated by the Federal Government for the position, and was chosen at the 13-member oil cartel’s 169th conference in Vienna to replace Libya’s Abdalla El-Badri.

The former NNPC boss had served as acting Secretary-General of OPEC in 2006, as well as representing Nigeria at the international organization.

“In a message on his Twitter page, GMD NNPC and Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu Ibe stated “It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo has been appointed next #OPEC Secretary General”

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