Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 23

9-June-2008

SYRIA

New Appointments In Syria’s Oil Sector

Syrian Prime Minister Naji al-'Utari issued a decree on 28 May appointing 'Umar al-Hamad managing director of the Syrian Petroleum Company (SPC). Mr Hamad, who holds a degree in petroleum and chemical engineering, has been running SPC since the end of 2006, following the appointment of the former managing director Ahmad Mu'alla as chairman of the board of the Syrian...