List of Secretaries General of OPEC

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Below is a list with each Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

List of OPEC Secretaries General
Name Country Tenure
Fuad Rouhani[upper-alpha 1]  Iran[upper-alpha 2] 21 Jan 1961 – 30 Apr 1964
Abdul Rahman al-Bazzaz[upper-alpha 1]  Iraq[upper-alpha 2] 1 May 1964 – 30 Apr 1965
Ashraf T. Lutfi  Kuwait[upper-alpha 2] 1 May 1965 – 31 Dec 1966
Mohammad Saleh Joukhdar  Saudi Arabia[upper-alpha 2] 1 Jan 1967 – 31 Dec 1967
Francisco R. Parra  Venezuela[upper-alpha 2] 1 Jan 1968 – 31 Dec 1968
Elrich Sanger  Indonesia 1 Jan 1969 – 31 Dec 1969
Omar el-Badri  Libya 1 Jan 1970 – 31 Dec 1970
Nadim al-Pachachi  United Arab Emirates 1 Jan 1971 – 31 Dec 1972
Abderrahman Khène  Algeria 1 Jan 1973 – 31 Dec 1974
M.O. Feyide  Nigeria 1 Jan 1975 – 31 Dec 1976
Ali M. Jaidah  Qatar 1 Jan 1977 – 31 Dec 1978
René G. Ortiz  Ecuador 1 Jan 1979 – 30 Jun 1981
Marc Saturnin Nan Nguema  Gabon 1 Jul 1981 – 30 Jun 1983
Mana Al Otaiba[upper-alpha 3]  United Arab Emirates 19 Jul 1983 – 31 Dec 1983
Kamal Hassan Maghur[upper-alpha 3]  Libya 1 Jan 1984 – 31 Oct 1984
Subroto[upper-alpha 3]  Indonesia 31 Oct 1984 – 9 Dec 1985
Arturo Hernández Grisanti[upper-alpha 3]  Venezuela 1 Jan 1986 – 30 Jun 1986
Alhaji Rilwanu Lukman[upper-alpha 3]  Nigeria 1 Jul 1986 – 30 Jun 1988
Subroto  Indonesia 1 Jul 1988 – 30 Jun 1994
Abdallah Salem el-Badri  Libya 1 Jul 1994 – 31 Dec 1994
Alhaji Rilwanu Lukman  Nigeria 1 Jan 1995 – 31 Dec 2000
Alí Rodríguez Araque  Venezuela 1 Jan 2001 – 30 Jun 2002
Álvaro Silva Calderón  Venezuela 1 Jul 2002 – 31 Dec 2003
Purnomo Yusgiantoro  Indonesia 1 Jan 2004 – 31 Dec 2004
Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah  Kuwait 1 Jan 2005 – 31 Dec 2005
Edmund Daukoru  Nigeria 1 Jan 2006 – 31 Dec 2006
Abdallah Salem el-Badri Libya  Libya 1 Jan 2007 – 31 Jul 2016
  1. 1.0 1.1 The first two Secretaries General were Chairs of the Board of Governors in OPEC, and ex-officio Secretaries General. The functions of the two positions were separated prior to the appointment of Secretary General Lutfi, in May 1965.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The first five Secretaries General were chosen to represent OPEC's founding countries in alphabetical order.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Due to political disagreements over the Secretary General position during the Iran–Iraq War, OPEC between mid-1983 and mid-1988 was led by Presidents with a mandate to supervise the Secretariat.

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