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Yamani, Ahmed Zaki

Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: Saudi
Categories: Lawyers


1930- Born in Saudi Arabia -was Saudi Arabia’s minister of petroleum and mineral resources. 1960-1962

- Sponsored the formation of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) along with other Arab oil producers

- advisor to Saudi crown prince Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz


- Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz appointed him minister of state and petroleum minister


1968 - The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)

1969 - awarded with honorary degree from Nihon University in Japan


1973-1974 - Around these years, he supported the Arab oil embargo against the United States and the oil-price rises of the 1970s, which bought great wealth to Saudi Arabia.


1975 - also received an honorary degree from Osmania University in India


1986 - He was dismissed


1990s - continued to being a commentator and consultant on global oil policies


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