Algeria appoints new governor to OPEC: source

Algeria appoints new governor to OPEC: source
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30 November, 2021
Achraf Benhassine, who will take on the new role on January 1, previously served as the country's national representative, a role he took on in 2014.
Algeria is a major crude oil and natural gas producer in Africa and has been a member of OPEC since 1969 [Getty]

Algeria has appointed Achraf Benhassine as its new governor to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), replacing Mohamed Hamel, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Benhassine, who will take on the new role on January 1, previously served as the country's national representative, a role he took on in 2014.

Benhassine also serves as senior advisor to the country's energy minister and is on the board of the Algerian central bank.

Earlier this month, Hamel was appointed secretary general of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), replacing Russia's Yury Sentyurin.

Algeria is a major crude oil and natural gas producer in Africa and has been a member of OPEC since 1969, about ten years after it first began producing crude oil.

(Reuters)

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