The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced appointment of its Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division, Mallam Kyari, as Nigeria’s National Representative to Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Through a statement released on Sunday by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, it disclosed that the appointment was made by Nigeria’s Head of Delegation to the OPEC Conference and Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu.
It noted that the position required Kyari to lead Nigeria’s team to the OPEC Economic Commission Board which precedes the bi-annual meetings of the OPEC Ministerial conference.
It indicated that the Board has the task of reviewing the global oil markets and make input from the perspectives of the individual member countries.
The statement explained that Kyari may also be required to provide support to Kachikwu and the OPEC Governor in the performance of Nigeria’s roles and participation in OPEC matters.
Kyari, a Geologist, has prerequisite certification in petroleum economics and crude oil and gas trading and within the last 26 years, he has traversed the entire value chain of the petroleum industry posting resounding performance in all his assignments and duty posts.
Under his watch, the Crude Oil Marketing Division has recorded noticeable transformation in the management and sales of the various Nigeria’s crude oil grades via an infusion of transparency and automation.