Mohammed Barkindo

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Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo
محمد باركيندو
Mohammed Barkindo September 2016 (29604098012).jpg
Barkindo in September 2016
28th Secretary General of OPEC
Assumed office
1 August 2016
Preceded byAbdallah Salem el-Badri
Personal details
Born (1959-04-20) 20 April 1959 (age 60)
Yola, Nigeria
Alma materAhmadu Bello University (Zaria, Nigeria)
Southeastern University (Washington, D.C., USA)

Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo (born 20 April 1959) is a Nigerian politician. Since 1 August 2016, he has been the Secretary General of OPEC. 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.[1][2][3]

Barkindo completed academic degrees from Ahmadu Bello University (Zaria, Nigeria) with in political science and Southeastern University (Washington, D.C., USA). He earned a postgraduate diploma from Oxford University, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Federal University of Technology Yola.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Mohammad Barkindo takes office as OPEC Secretary General" (Press release). OPEC. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Barkindo CV" (PDF). OPEC. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Incoming OPEC Sec-Gen Says Group Intent on Stronger Unity". Reuters. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.

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