List of Secretaries General of OPEC
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- 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.
- The first five Secretaries General were chosen to represent OPEC's founding countries in alphabetical order.
- 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.