Iraq replaces head of oil marketing company

Ammar Abdal al-Anbagi has taken over as the new director general of SOMO, ending the five-year tenure of Alaa al-Yassiri.
Ammar Abdal al-Anbagi (center right), the new director general of SOMO, presides over a ceremony on March 9, 2023, to inaugurate his new tenure, along with Alaa al-Yassiri (center left), the outgoing director general. (Photo credit: SOMO)

Iraq’s Oil Ministry announced the appointment of Ammar Abdal al-Anbagi as the new director general of oil marketing organization SOMO on Thursday with immediate effect.

A 30-year veteran at SOMO, Anbagi replaces Alaa al-Yassiri, who had held the position since September 2017 while also serving as his country’s OPEC governor. The reason for the change was not immediately clear.

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