Biography of H.E. Secretary General

NAME:Abbas Ali Al-Naqi


Current Position:Secretary General, Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), since March 1, 2008.

Mr. Abbas Ali Al-Naqi, has an extensive background in the petroleum and energy fields. Major positions held by Mr. Al-Naqi prior to joining OAPEC were as follow:

  • Undersecretary, Ministry of Oil, Kuwait.
  • Assistant Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Oil, Kuwait.
  • OAPEC Executive Bureau, Representative of the State of Kuwait.
  • Head, Kuwaiti National Committee on UNFCCC.
  • Vice-President, representative, Asia, UNFCCC Climate Change Bureau (COP 2).

Other positions

  • Head, Joint Executive Committee (JEC) Al-Khafji Joint Operations, Arabian Oil Company "AOC" (Japan).
  • Member, Kuwaiti delegation to the Ministerial meetings, OPEC, OAPEC and GCC.
  • Heading Kuwait's delegations to several specialized committees (OPEC, OAPEC, GCC, and the United Nations Energy Meetings).
  • Head of the Kuwaiti delegation to the OPEC long-term strategy committee.
  • Member of the Kuwaiti delegation to the U.N. Committee for Sustainable Development (CSD) and The World Trade Organization.
  • Head of the Kuwaiti side in the committee negotiating the Russian Loan.
  • Vice Chair; representing Arabian Gulf and the Middle East Region. [Currently  Honorary Member]

  • Member of, Kuwait – Japan businessmen committee.

Mr. Al-Naqi, the SecretaryGeneral, still a member of the following:

  • Board of Governors of Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
  • Oxford Energy Policy Club.
  • Arab Energy Club.
  • Kuwait Accountants and Auditors Association.

Mr. Al-Naqi was a member of  the Board of Directors of several Kuwaiti and Arab Petroleum companies, namely:

  • Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).
  • Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC).
  • Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).
  • Kuwait Gulf Oil Company (KGOC).
  • Board of Trustees - Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).
  • Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP).
  • Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company (AMPTC).