Abdallah Salem el-Badri

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Abdallah Salem el-Badri
عبد الله البدري
File:Abdallah Salem el-Badri.jpg
27th Secretary General of the OPEC
Assumed office
1 January 2007
Preceded by Edmund Daukoru
Personal details
Born (1940-05-25) 25 May 1940 (age 78)
Ghemines, Libya
Alma mater Florida Southern College

Abdalla Salem el-Badri (born 25 May 1940) has been the Secretary General of OPEC since 2007, after previously serving for the year 1994. He is a citizen of Libya and resides in Austria. He is married with five children.[1]

El-Badri was born in Ghemines, Libya, and graduated cum laude from Florida Southern College in 1975 with a B.S. in accounting. He served as the Libyan Minister for Oil from 1990, the post being expanded to cover electricity in 1993. In 2000, he moved to become Under-Secretary for Services, then in 2002 he became Deputy Prime Minister. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Minister for Management.[2]


  1. El-Badri CV, OPEC, January 2016.
  2. "Mr. Abdullah Salem El Badri Appointed as The Secretary General for the OPEC Organization", National Oil Corporation (Libya), December 2006.