Abdalla Salem El-Badri

As secretary general of the world’s largest oil cartel, Abdalla Salem El-Badri, commands significant power and influence. He has been balancing the needs of energy hungry nations and oil producers since 2007 having previously served as Libyan Oil Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. With oil prices comfortably above OPEC’s desired level of $100 barrel El-Badri has plenty to smile about and with members unable to reach a consensus on a new candidate he is expected to maintain his position for another year.