TEHRAN (PEDEC) _ Iran’s OPEC Governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili died of a brain hemorrhage two weeks after falling into a coma on Saturday.
Kazempour Ardebili, 68, had served as Iran’s governor to OPEC since 2013, was a key figure in Iran’s oil industry and served as the country’s deputy foreign minister and deputy oil minister in the 1980s. He was ambassador to Japan in the early 1990s, while at the same time serving as OPEC governor.
According to Shana Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), sent an official letter of condolences to the Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh to express his sorrow for the death of Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, Iran’s OPEC governor. The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)also expressed their sadness at the demise of veteran Iranian energy negotiator Hossein Kazempour Ardebili in a tweet on Saturday.