Middle East Economic Survey


No 4


Ramirez Keeps Top PDVSA Post After Chavez Reshuffles Board

Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez has retained the post of PDVSA chairman in a board reshuffle at the state-owned oil company ordered by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Deputy Oil Minister Luis Vierma (who also served as an external director on the PDVSA board) will leave the ministry to become PDVSA vice president for exploration and production, replacing Felix Rodriguez....