[size=30]The new Secretary General of the "OPEC" officially receives his duties in Vienna[/size]
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General Secretariat of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries «OPEC» has announced the receipt of new Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo officially his duties at the organization's headquarters in Vienna for three years, replacing Abdullah al-Badri, who held this position since January 2007.
Barkindo was elected to this position during the oil ministers of the Organization of the 169 in the second meeting of the month of June.
He served the new Secretary General of «OPEC» important functions in the oil sector, as presided over the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has also served as Acting Director General of the Foundation liquid gas in Nigeria cooperating with Roel Dutch Shell Netherlands and France's Total and Italy's ENI.
Barkindo also served as special assistant to the secretary-general of OPEC, former Rilwanu Lukman, also appointed deputy secretary-general of the organization in 2006, and has represented Nigeria at the Board of Governors of OPEC in the period between 2009-2010.
Barkindo and played a prominent role in the development of the framework United Nations convention on climate change and the Protocol Kyotao as the Chairman of the Technical Mission of Nigeria in the negotiations with the United Nations since 1991.
Barkindo was elected in 2010 as deputy head of the Copenhagen conference on climate change in which more than a hundred heads of state and government as the team headed in the OPEC session of the 15th UN Commission on Sustainable Development.
The new Secretary-General holds a doctorate in economy, oil and petroleum studies from Oxford University and an honorary doctorate of science degree from Loyola Federal Unive