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Mohammad Barkindo, OPEC Secretary-General, Dies at 63

  • Barkindo was in final weeks of six-year tenure as group’s head
  • Oil veteran had returned to Nigeria ahead of post-OPEC career
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WATCH: Bloomberg’s Paul Wallace reports on Barkindo’s death.Source: Bloomberg
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OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo, an oil industry veteran who steered the group through the creation of the OPEC+ alliance, has died in his native Nigeria. He was 63.

Barkindo was in the final weeks of his six-year tenure as the top diplomat at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, where he headed its Vienna-based secretariat. He had returned to Abuja in preparation for a post-OPEC career. No immediate cause of death was given.