Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo of Nigeria began his tenure as Secretary General of the
OPEC on 1 August 2016. In 2019, he was unanimously reappointed for a further three
years as Secretary General by the OPEC Conference. He has previously been Nigeria’s
National Representative, as well as its Governor to OPEC, and in 2006, he was Acting
OPEC Secretary General.
From 2009 to 2010, he was Group Managing Director and CEO of the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Earlier in his career, he was Special Assistant to former
Minister of Petroleum Resources and OPEC Secretary General, HE Dr Rilwanu Lukman KBE.
Mr. Barkindo has also been leader of Nigeria’s technical delegation to the UN climate
change negotiations since 1991. He served as Chair of the Group of 77 and China at
the UNFCCC and he was elected to serve three terms as Vice President of the Conference
of the Parties.
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