Mohammed Barkindo appointed new OPEC Secretary-General
Nigeria’s Mohammed Barkindo will assume the role of OPEC secretary-general on August 1, succeeding Abdalla El-Badri, who has been in the job for nine years.
Barkindo spent more than 23 years at NNPC, where he served in various capacities including deputy managing director of Nigeria LNG and head of the international trading unit. He also served for 15 years as Nigeria’s national representative to OPEC, Bloomberg reports.
Recall, the OPEC countries failed to reach an agreement for a new output ceiling of 32 million barrels per day at the group's meeting in Vienna.