Nuri Berruien

Position: Chairman, NOC

Biography: As the head of NOC, Nuri Berruien has arguably the most important job in Libya’s oil sector, more influential even than the oil minister. During the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Oil Ministry was frequently abolished, but the NOC was always a constant at the heart of the hydrocarbons sector.

Berruien is a highly respected figure in the industry and is likely to be its most influential policy voice. He was appointed head of NOC in August 2011, having held senior positions at the Benghazi-based Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) in the 2000s, and Teknica in the 1990s. Berruien was born in Benghazi in 1946.

He studied petroleum engineering in the UK before joining NOC in the early 1970s, where he was involved in reservoir management on the Sarir field and was head of oilfield services.

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