Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, will likely chose Mr. Mohammed Barkindo, a former Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, as its next secretary-general, three sources familiar with the development said on Tuesday.
According to a Reuters’ news report, Barkindo, who was GMD of the NNPC from 2009 to 2010, may be appointed on Thursday during OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna.
The cartel, which presently has 12 members, has been seeking 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 will have to be approved by all members of the organisation to claim the top job.

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