Diezani Alison-Madueke will succeed Libya’s Abdourhman Ataher Al-Ahirish as OPEC’s President next year, according to a delegate at the group, who asked not to be identified in line with policy.
Alison-Madueke is Petroleum Minister for Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer. She was proposed in June as a candidate for Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. That role is currently held by Libya’s Abdalla El-Badri. The position of president is normally held for one year at a time.