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H.E. Asaad Abdulamir Abdulghafar Al-Idan

HE Asaad Abdulameer Abdulghafar Al-Idan, Governor Basra, holds a BSC in Electronic Engineering, he held several positions including; Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Islamic Bank of Al Bilad, he has an extensive experience in investment, banking and trade, he also worked at the Iraqi Trade Bank as a Director from 2006-2011. He participated in the Shaaban Uprising, he fled to Islamic Republic of Iran, he was then arrested and sentenced to death and then his sentence was reduced to life in prison. After the fall of the Baathist regime, he worked within the National De-Baathification Commission.

H.E. Nafaa Abdulsada Ali Al-Hmidawi

Deputy Minister of Transmission and Distribution Affairs, Ministry of Electricity (MoE) / Federal Government of Iraq

BSc. In Electrical Engineering from the University of Salah el Din-IRAQ


Employment record:


Started as an Engineer at the State Directorate of Baghdad Electricity Distribution (1986 – 2000) and take several responsibilities during this period.


Assistant of Director General in State Company of Baghdad Electricity Distribution (2000 – 2003).


Director General of State Company of Baghdad Electricity Distribution (2003).


Director General of State Directorate of Rusafa Electricity Distribution (2003-2008).


Director General, Energy Distribution Office-MoE HQ (2008-2016).


Director General, Training and Development Office-MoE (2016-2018).


Director General, State Company of Baghdad Electricity Distribution -MoE (2018).


Deputy Minister of Energy Transmission and Distribution Affairs (2019).


Attended many training courses inside and outside Iraq (Network Planning, Control/Operating Devices for Substations and Control Centers, Leadership Training Program).

Awarded many letters of appreciations from different Ministries, Local and International Agencies and Governmental authorities.

Ihsan Abduljabbar Ismaael Al-Saade

Mr Ismaael succeeded Mr Ali Khudair AL Saady as the Director General of the South Gas Company and brings more than 17 years of experience into the role.

He joined the SOC as Operation and Shift Engineer – Gas compressor station, then became a Technical Member in Commercial and Technical Committee at the SOC , then he became the Director of Coordination Office – for the Iraqi Ministry of Oil for the South Region,  then he became Manager for Technical and Coordination Department at the SGC, then a manger of Green Fields Project Department  at the BGC , then he became the Deputy Director of Project and Engineering Commission at BGC, then became a Member in JMC for Majnoon Field between (2012-2013) then a member in Gas consultant committee/South Region, then he became Basra Gas power and investment Advisor, then a member and Head in Multi Commercial and Technical Committees for the last 10 years , then he became Basra Gas Company Project Manager between ( 2013-2015 ), then he became South Gas Company Director General Assistant (2015-2016 ) then the South Gas Company Director General  as from 2016.

Ismaael graduated with a Chemical Engineering Degree from Basra University, Iraq and achieved and completed a number of training programmes and researched a number of technical papers at the SGC. He speaks both Arabic and English.


Ali Shadad Al Fares

Member of the Basra Council and the head of the Oil & Gas Committee for the elected local council – 2013-2017- Mr Al Fares holds a University degree in law from the University of Basra, and has extensive experience for more than 10 years in strategic planning and projects case studies; with Iraqi international laws; and has extensive experience in dealing with the international companies working in Iraq. He has worked and helped the Basra community with a number of projects, participated in a number of workshops and training programmes both locally and internationally and has participated in a number of local and international conferences.


Zaid Elyaseri

Zaid Elyaseri is responsible for managing BP’s business integration in Iraq and is responsible for working with key energy officials in Iraq. BP is the lead contractor for developing Rumaila oil field, Iraq’s largest field. Zaid has held various central and regional finance/commercial roles and was involved in setting up business processes for Rumaila. Prior to working at BP, Zaid worked for KPMG UK and has headed advisory and risk positions in the Middle East. In 2014, Zaid took up the position of BP Iraq Deputy Country Manager and in 2015 was appointed as BP Iraq Country Manager.


David Taylor

Mr Taylor has a master’s degree in marine geology and over 40 years’ experience in engineering and environmental geology and geophysics for marine and land-based projects. Mr Taylor is responsible for business development in RSK’s global division, with specific focus on the Middle East, Africa and former Soviet Union. His particular experience in Iraq includes project managing environmental and social baseline and impact assessment studies as well as the operations of a sustainable waste management centre in the Rumaila oilfield. In addition, he project manages health, safety and environmental due diligence projects for a range of clients including oil majors.

Mohammed Hashim

Mohammed Hashim Jaafar Al-Araji gained a B.Sc of Electrical Engineering in 1977; and in 1979 became Assistant Engineer, Directorate of Electricity Distribution Maysan. Between 1979 and 2003 he held several positions – Engineer, Official Implementation of the Projects; Senior Engineer, Technical Officer; Chief Engineer, Deputy Director; Director; and Expert- Director. In 2006 he became Deputy Director, Electricity Distribution in the South; and in 2009, Export-General Directorate of Training and Development – in 2011 he was promoted to Director of Experts. Some of Mr Al-Araji’s outstanding achievements include the design and implementation of the lines of modern lighting, electrical networks and the implementation of the lighting within the campaigns of modern reconstruction of Basra, FAO, Uzayr and Ali-alsharqi cities.

Aamer Al Mousawi

Federal Government of Iraq, Aamer Al Moswi holds a Master of Law, General Section, and Constitutional Law from the College of Law at Al-Mustansiriyah University. He also holds a Masters of Strategic Planning from the National Defense College in Iraq as well as a Bachelor of law from the College of Law at Al-Turath College in Baghdad, Iraq.

From 2006 to 2009 Mr Al Moswi was the Chief of Staff and National Security Advisory in Iraq as well as a Member of the committee that wrote the Iraqi National Security Strategy from 2007 to 2014.

From 2010 to present he has been the Chief of Experts and National Security Advisory in Iraq. In February 2015 he became a Member of the Scientific Committee at the AL-Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies and National Security Advisory in Iraq.

In July this year Mr Al Mousawi became a Member of the security team responsible for the preparation and comprehensive reform of the national strategy of the security sector in Iraq and has conducted extensive research papers covering Iraq’s defense plans.

Salah Mahdi Abdulah

Salah Mahdi holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Basra, a BA in English Literature from the University of Basra and a High Diploma in the Economics of Energy Sciences. He has more than 3O years of experience as a Civil Official in the SOC. He is a member of: the Iraqi Engineers’ Union, the Iraqi Translations Association, and the Iraqi Economists Society. Mr Hasani is a Judical Expert authorized by Federal Basra Court. He is the former Chairman of JMC of Exploratory Block 10, former Chairman of JMC (Alternate) of Western Qurna 1 Oilfield and former Chairman of JMC of Rumaila Oilfield.

Naser Muhsin Muhan

Naser is Mechanic Engineer graduated in 1981 from Basra University.  He has been working on upstream sector since 1985. Most of Naser’s career is in drilling but he also worked in operations. He was a manager of Iraqi Drilling co. South branch from 2003 to 2008. Ha has experience in operating and maintenance of various types of rigs. Currently he holds a position of Head of Licensing Contracts in Basra Oil Company.

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