Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli

HE Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli is the second Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum and was appointed in this position by Resolution No. 1/MM-15/2013 of the 15th Ministerial Meeting (Tehran, Iran, 3rd November, 2013) for the period of 2014-2016.
The Ministerial Meeting appoints the Secretary General for a period of two years, which term of office may be renewed once for the same period of time. This appointment takes place upon nomination by Member countries.
The Secretary General is the chief officer in the Secretariat and is the legally authorized representative of the Forum. In this capacity, he has the authority to carry out the executive functions of the Forum in accordance with directions of the Executive Board and the GECF Statute, and is liable and accountable to both the Executive Board and the Ministerial Meeting.
Among other functions, the Secretary General ensures that the Budget and the Programs of Work of the Forum are complied with, organizes and administers the work of the Secretariat; prepares reports for submission to Executive Board meetings and attends the meeting of the Governing Bodies of the GECF.
The Secretary General is assisted in the discharge of his duties by a team of officers and staff including three Department Heads, Head of the Office of the Secretary General, the Legal Officer, the Public Relations Officer and the Internal Auditor.