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    Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to appoint Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mohammed Barkindo as Secretary-General of OPEC, according to the head of the Public Relations & Information Department at OPEC.

    VIENNA (Sputnik) — Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mohammed Barkindo will become the new secretary-general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) starting from August 1, the head of the Public Relations & Information Department at OPEC said Thursday.

    "The Conference decided to appoint Mr. Mohammed Barkindo as Secretary-General of the Organization with effect from August 1, 2016 for a period of three years," Hasan Hafidh told reporters after an OPEC oil ministers’ meeting in Vienna.

    Barkindo will replace current OPEC Secretary-General Abdalla Salem el-Badri.


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