H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Secretary General

HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo of Nigeria began his tenure as Secretary General of the OPEC on 1 August 2016. In 2019, he was unanimously reappointed for a further three years as Secretary General by the OPEC Conference. He has previously been Nigeria’s National Representative, as well as its Governor to OPEC, and in 2006, he was Acting OPEC Secretary General. From 2009 to 2010, he was Group Managing Director and CEO of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Earlier in his career, he was Special Assistant to former Minister of Petroleum Resources and OPEC Secretary General, HE Dr Rilwanu Lukman KBE. Mr. Barkindo has also been leader of Nigeria’s technical delegation to the UN climate change negotiations since 1991. He served as Chair of the Group of 77 and China at the UNFCCC and he was elected to serve three terms as Vice President of the Conference of the Parties.

Sessions With H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 04:20pm - 05:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 10:20 pm - 08/mar/2022 11:00 pm

    Assuring Stability in Energy Markets

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory

    Even as ESG pressures have driven many oil and gas companies to diversify away from hydrocarbons, demand for oil and gas is increasing. Presumptive underinvestment has led to near-term and anticipated future oil and gas supply shortages and market volatility. What will be the source of investment and production that will help sustain global economic growth? Do OPEC countries have the spare capacity to respond to market demand? Can US oil and gas companies meet investor demands for increased returns and still increase production? Can the oil and gas industry employ its engineering and technology capacity and ability to execute at scale to accelerate emissions reductions? Can oil and gas be the financial driver for energy and economic diversification?