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Abdallah Salem el-Badri

  • Libyan businessman
  • Born 1940

Abdalla Salem el-Badri (born 25 May 1940) is a former Libyan official who served as Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Minister of Petroleum, Minister of Energy, Minister of Management, and Deputy Prime Minister. He was also the longest-serving Secretary General of OPEC, holding the position in 1994 and then 2007–2016. He is a citizen of Libya and resides in Austria. He is married with five children.OPEC selected Nigeria's Mohammed Barkindo to succeed el-Badri as Secretary General, effective 1 August 2016.


We need a reasonable price where producers will not start nagging. At a reasonable price, we can invest to produce more oil.




I'm not a politician, but ISIS is a problem, and this matter should be solved very quickly. This will affect existing production, it will affect investment, it will affect the behaviour of people. It will affect the area tremendously.



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