OPEC secretary general Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo dies

Jonathan Lopez


MADRID (ICIS)–OPEC’s secretary general Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo died late on Tuesday in his home country of Nigeria, the crude oil producing cartel said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Barkindo had delivered a speech to the Nigeria Oil and Gas (NOG) conference in Abuja, Nigeria.

A spokesperson for OPEC confirmed to ICIS Barkindo’s passing at the age of 63.

OPEC, headquartered in Vienna, published a post on social network Twitter at 8:06 local time on Wednesday: “OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, passed away yesterday [Tuesday] in his home country Nigeria.

“He was the much-loved leader of the OPEC Secretariat and his passing is a profound loss to the entire OPEC family, the oil industry and the international community.”


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