The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the
appointment of Mallam Mele Kyari, incumbent Group General Manager in
charge of its Crude Oil Marketing Division, as Nigeria’s National
Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
The NNPC in a statement by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs
Division, Ndu Ughamadu, said the appointment was made by Nigeria’s Head of
Delegation to the OPEC Conference and the Honourable Minister of State for
Petroleum Resources and Board Chairman of NNPC, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu.
It noted that the position requires Mallam Kyari to lead Nigeria’s team to
the OPEC Economic Commission Board which precedes the bi-annual meetings
of the OPEC Ministerial conference.
The ECB reviews the global oil markets and makes input from the
perspectives of the individual member countries.
The corporation further explained that Mallam Kyari may also be required
to provide any support to the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum
Resources and the OPEC Governor in the performance of Nigeria’s roles and
participation in OPEC matters.
A geologist, Mallam Kyari is a quintessential crude oil marketer with
prerequisite certification and outfield pedigree in petroleum economics
and crude oil and gas trading.
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 of the