GECF reelects Iran’s Adeli as secretary general - updated
Iran’s Mohammad-Hossein Adeli was reappointed as the secretary general of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) for another two years.
He had been appointed in this position in the 15th Ministerial Meeting (Tehran, November 3, 2013) for the period of 2014-2016, according to the GECF website.
This appointment takes place upon nomination by member countries.
Adeli assumed office as secretary general of the GECF on January 1, 2014 for a period of two years in accordance with the Statute.
Adeli is an economist, diplomat and academic with extensive government and private sector experience in energy, economics, international relations and diplomacy. He has a Ph.D. in Business Administration and a Ph.D. 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 the central bank, advisor to the president of the Islamic republic of Iran as well as Iranian ambassador to Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom.