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07 May 2018

OPEC Secretary General receives Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Energy Award for Lifetime Achievement for the Advancement of OPEC

OPEC Secretary General, His Excellency Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, was presented with the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Energy Award for Lifetime Achievement for the Advancement of OPEC, at a ceremony in Doha, Qatar. The Award was a recognition of the pivotal role the Secretary General played in the adoption of the ‘Declaration of Cooperation,’ which has had a transformative impact on the global oil industry.

The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards celebrate the legacy of HE Al-Attiyah by recognizing the work of individuals who have, over the course of a professional lifetime, made an indelibly positive contribution to the betterment of the global oil industry. HE Barkindo paid tribute to HE Al-Attiyah, describing him as “an icon, a living legend, an industry veteran, with sharp wits, a wonderful sense of humor and deep humility.”

HE Barkindo was introduced by HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, Qatar, who paid tribute to the Secretary General’s inspiring leadership, statesmanship and unwavering dedication to furthering the objectives of OPEC.

The Secretary General thanked the wider OPEC family, saying “I am receiving this prestigious award on behalf of OPEC who together with our non OPEC partners have joined hands to assist the oil industry restore stability to the markets through the historic “Declaration of Cooperation,” after the longest and most destructive oil cycle in history.”