List of Secretaries General of OPEC

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Below is a list with each Secretary General of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The first two Secretaries General were Chairmen of the Board of Governors in OPEC, and ex-officio Secretaries General. The functions of the two positions were separated prior to the appointment of Secretary General Ashraf Lufti, in May 1965.

List of OPEC Secretaries General
Name Country Tenure Notes
Fuad Rouhani  Iran 21 Jan 1961-30 Apr 1964
Abdul Rahman al-Bazzaz  Iraq 1 May 1964 - 30 Apr 1965
Ashraf Lutfi  Kuwait 1 May 1965 - 31 Dec 1966
Muhammad Saleh Joukhdar  Saudi Arabia 1 Jan 1967 - 31 Dec 1967
Francisco R. Parra  Venezuela 1 Jan 1968 - 31 Dec 1968
Elrich Sanger  Indonesia 1 Jan 1969 - 31 Dec 1969
Omar el-Badri  Libya 1 Jan 1970 - 31 Dec 1970
Nadim Pachachi  Iraq 1 Jan 1971 - 31 Dec 1972
Abderrahman Khène  Algeria 1 Jan 1973 - 31 Dec 1974
M.O. Feyide  Nigeria 1 Jan 1975 - 31 Dec 1976
Ali M. Jaidah  Qatar 1 Jan 1977 - 31 Dec 1978
René G. Ortiz  Ecuador 1 Jan 1979 - 30 Jun 1981
Marc Saturnin Nan Nguema  Gabon 1 Jul 1981 - 30 Jun 1983
Fadhil J. al-Chalabi  Iraq 1 Jul 1983 - 30 Jun 1988
Dr. Subroto  Indonesia 1 Jul 1988 - 30 Jun 1994
Abdallah Salem el-Badri  Libya 1 Jul 1994 - 31 Dec 1994
Rilwanu Lukman  Nigeria 1 Jan 1995 - 31 Dec 2000
Alí Rodríguez Araque  Venezuela 1 Jan 2001 - 30 Jun 2002
Álvaro Silva Calderón  Venezuela 1 Jul 2002 - 31 Dec 2003
Purnomo Yusgiantoro  Indonesia 1 Jan 2004 - 31 Dec 2004
Iin Arifin Takhyan  Indonesia 1 Jan 2004 - Feb 2004 Acting for Yusgiantoro
Dr. Maizar Rahman  Indonesia Feb 2004 - 31 Dec 2004 Acting for Yusgiantoro
Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah  Kuwait 1 Jan 2005 - 31 Dec 2005
Adnan Shihab-Eldin  Kuwait 1 Jan 2005 - 31 Dec 2005 Acting for Al Sabah
Edmund Daukoru  Nigeria 1 Jan 2006 - 31 Dec 2006
Mohammed S. Barkindo  Nigeria 1 Jan 2006 - 31 Dec 2006
Abdallah Salem el-Badri  Libya
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