Ghadhban reshuffles Oil Ministry leadership team

Four deputy ministers are swapping positions with one another, in Ghadhban's first major staff changes as minister.
Ghadhban reshuffles Oil Ministry leadership team
Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban speaks at a press conference in Basra, accompanied by representatives from the Oil Ministry, Basra Oil Company, South Gas Company, and Basra Gas Company. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

BAGHDAD - Three months into his tenure, Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban has reshuffled his senior staff - his first major initiative to put his imprint on the structure of the ministry.

In an order dated Feb. 14, which was obtained by Iraq Oil Report, Ghadhban switched the posts of each of his four deputy ministers and, in the next tier of ministry leadership, assigned three new directors general.

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