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OPEC taps Kuwait’s Haitham al-Ghais as its next public face (Grant Smith and Fiona MacDonald, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera)

OPEC chose veteran Kuwaiti oil executive Haitham al-Ghais to become the organization’s top diplomat, as the group and its allies navigate a delicate recovery from the pandemic.

Al-Ghais – a multilingual technocrat whose three-decade oil industry career includes stints in Beijing and London – will become Secretary-General in August, taking over from Mohammad Barkindo, according to a statement from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries on Monday.

OPEC taps Kuwait’s Haitham al-Ghais as its next public face | Oil and Gas News | Al Jazeera