View Full Version : Iraq’s Ghadhban Fails to Win OPEC Sec Gen Position

Investors Iraq News
12-13-2012, 09:23 PM
By John Lee.
OPEC ministers have failed to agree on a new secretary general and have asked Abdalla el-Badri to stay in the post for another year.
Four countries had been competing for the job — Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and Ecuador — but Ecuador’s candidate, oil minister Wilson Pastor-Morris, announced last week that he had withdrawn his candidacy.
This left former Iranian oil minister Gholamhossein Nozari,*former Iraqi oil minister Thamer Ghadhban [Ghadban] (pictured) and former Saudi Arabian OPEC governor Majid Moneef in the running.
A report from Platts questions if the job be opened up again to allow new applications, and wonders if a “white knight” might emerge who would be acceptable to all countries.
(Source: Platts)

Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2012/12/13/iraqs-ghadhban-fails-to-win-opec-sec-gen-position/)

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