Kuwait oil executive, former diplomat appointed to top OPEC post

Haitham al-Ghais will serve as the new secretary-general of the international organisation



By AFP

Published: Mon 3 Jan 2022, 7:21 PM

Top oil producers on Monday appointed Kuwaiti oil executive and former diplomat Haitham al-Ghais as new secretary-general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

“The conference decided by acclamation to appoint by Mr Haitham al-Ghais of Kuwait as secretary-general of the Organization, with effect from 1 August 2022, for a period of three years,” the OPEC statement said.

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