Ex-NNPC MD set to emerge OPEC Secretary-General

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is likely to choose Nigeria’s Mohammed Barkindo, a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as its next Secretary-General.

OPEC has been looking for a replacement for Libya’s Abdullah al-Badri, who was elected acting Secretary-General in December until the end of July after serving full terms.

Barkindo led NNPC from 2009 to 2010.

OPEC oil ministers will meet tomorrow in Vienna.

The consensus of all members – which in the past has sometimes been elusive – is required for the appointment of the new Secretary-General.

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