Alison-Madueke Elected as OPEC President

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister has been elected as President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.

Alison-Madueke’s election as President of OPEC took place on Thursday at the ongoing 166th ordinary meeting of the Organisation, taking place in Vienna, Austria.

She becomes the first female to be elected into that position, and replaces Abdourhman Atahar Al-Ahirish, Libya’s Vice Prime Minister for Corporations, who was occupying the position.

Before her election, Alison-Madueke was the alternate president of OPEC and is expected to immediately begin to serve her one-year term at the helm of OPEC affairs.

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