Mohammad-Hossein Adeli has re-elected as the forum’s Secretary General for a second two-year term in 17th Ordinary ministerial meeting of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Tehran.
Adeli is an economist, diplomat and academic with extensive government and private sector experience in energy, economics, international relations and diplomacy. He has a PhD degree in Business Administration and a PhD in economics.
He has held Government positions in Iran such as advisor to the minister of oil on international affairs, deputy foreign minister for economic and energy affairs, governor of Central Bank, advisor to President of the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as Iranian ambassador to Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The Ministers also appointed His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy of Qatar, as President of the Ministerial Meeting from January 1st until 31st December 2016, and His Excellency, Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, Minister of Petroleum as Alternate President for the same period.