Shukri Ghanem

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Date of Birth: 09/10/1942

Age: 69

Nationality: Libya


At the beginning of the Libyan civil war in 2011 Shukri Ghanem, was reported to have tried to flee, but was captured by troops loyal to the government in the area of ??Ras Lanuf (Ra`s Lanuf) - is unknown whether this information is accurate, as the official representative of Libya said that Ghanem did not leave the country. Then, on March 13 it was reported that Ghanem had asked the Italian oil giant `Eni SpA` aid in extinguishing fires at oil facilities. May 16 press reported that Shukri Ghanem had fled to Tunisia (Tunisia), and the next day the Tunisian security services confirmed this information.

Shukri Ghanem rodilsya9 October 1942. Ghanem - holds a doctorate in international economics, law and diplomacy, resulting in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomatic Studies (The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) at Tufts University (Tufts University), who is in the United States (United States), close Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts). He worked in the Secretariat of the OPEC (OPEC), Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), and was the director of the research division of the organization. He then served as deputy minister iministra foreign trade at the Ministry of Economy of Libya; He was the director of marketing for the Libyan `National Oil Corporation` (NOC); was Director of Economic Affairs, the Deputy Minister and the chief advisor of the Ministry of oil industry of Libya.

In March 2006, Ghanem was appointed head of the `National Oil Corporation`. He resigned in August 2009, probably due to differences between members of the Libyan government on the development of the oil industry in the country.

Libya was in diplomatic isolation and subjected to international sanctions after in November 1991, was indicted two Libyans for the bombing of December 21, 1988 the aircraft `Pan Am`, flight 103.

Following the appointment of Shukri Ghanem, Prime Minister of the country again entered successfully into the international community, and the sanctions were lifted. Ghanem was considered the main initiator and architect of rapprochement, part of which was in August 2003 agreed to pay compensation of 2.16 billion dollars to the families of 270 victims of the explosion, as well as the abandonment of weapons of mass destruction.

April 8, 2011 against the backdrop of the Libyan civil war, the US Treasury Department (USA) once again announced the introduction of sanctions against Libya.