OPEC chief arrives in Tehran to meet president, oil minister

SHANA (Tehran) – OPEC Secretary General Haitham Al Ghais arrived in Tehran on Friday to hold talks with President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi and Oil Minister Javad Owji.

During his stay in Tehran, the OPEC chief will discuss the global oil market, the outlook of demand and supply, and the upcoming OPEC and OPEC+ meetings.

OPEC appointed Kuwaiti oil executive Haitham Al Ghais as its 24th secretary general on January 3, 2022.

With 30 years of experience in the global oil and gas markets, he represented Kuwait in multiple governing bodies of renowned international institutions, including the Board of Governors of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (2008-2014), and the Board of Governors and subcommittees of OPEC (2016-2021).

Al Ghais, who managed international and regional teams in different countries, including Kuwait, Beijing, and London, began his tenure as secretary general of OPEC on August 1, 2022.

Al Ghais replaced Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo of Nigeria, who died at 63, when he was in the final weeks of six-year tenure.

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