African EnergyChamber.org welcome the re-appointment of Mohammed Barkindo as Secretary General of OPEC as a factor of stability for African and global oil markets.
Mohammed Barkindo who has been appointed to the office as the OPEC Secretary General three-year ago with effect from 1 August 2016.
He previously served as Acting Secretary General in 2006, represented Nigeria on OPEC’s Economic Commission Board during 1993–2008, led the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation during 2009–2010, and has headed Nigeria’s technical delegation to UN climate negotiations since 1991.
Barkindo has proof his worth by keeping and manage to keep OPEC united as an organisation under very unstable times and a deep crisis in commodity prices.
His leadership and diplomacy has restored market stability and successfully sealed landmark agreements like that of the Declaration of Cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC member countries.
Under Secretary General Barkindo the OPEC gained its two newest African members, Equatorial Guinea in 2017 and the Republic of Congo in 2018. Last year.
He was awarded the Africa Oil Man of the Year award by Africa Oil & Power for prioritizing of cooperation in turbulent times, for stabilizing oil markets and for raising the voice of Africa on the global energy stage.
The executive chairman of chamber NJ Ayuk and CEO of the centurion Law Group said “Secretary Barkindo has maintained faith in the future of the oil & gas industry, he picks the right battles and fights them with courage. As the race towards stability continues, his sense of team work will continue building the bridges our industry needs to achieve greater prosperity.”
“The extension of Mohammed Barkindo’s mandate as Secretary General for another term is excellent news. It is well-deserved and a result of the trust he has gained from the entire global energy community,”NJ Ayuk concluded.