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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.

MP Hussain Al Faiz

He is the current Deputy Chairman of the Oil & Gas Committee, Federal Parliament of Iraq, he is the candidate of the Victory Alliance for Dhi Qar, assumed a number of high ranking roles in Iraq, last role he assumed before his nomination to the parliament is the responsibility of the coordination of the Committee between the National Security and the Prime Minister’s office.  

H.E. Dr Laith Kubba

Laith Kubba was a senior director for Middle East and North Africa programs at the National Endowment for Democracy since 1999. In 2005, he served as a senior advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister and as a spokesman for the Iraqi government. He was formerly director of international relations at the Al-Khoei Foundation in London, a global charity and faith-based endowment, and founded the International Forum for Islamic Dialogue, a London-based network of liberal Muslim activists and intellectuals. He regularly contributes in global media talks on democratization in the Middle East and North Africa, Islam and democracy, and politics in Iraq. Dr. Kubba holds a B.A. from the University of Baghdad, Iraq, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wales, UK.

Dr Falah Jassim Alamri

Dr. Falah J. Alamri was born in Iraq, 1953. He received his Ph.D. titled (Marine and Transporting of Oil Cargo) at the Dundee University- College of Law in Scotland, UK. He also received his Masters in International Cargoes Transportation Conventions at Salford University, Manchester, UK. Received his B.S.c. in Economics at the University of Basrah, College of Administration and Economics, 1977.

Iraq’s Governor for Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Director General of Oil Marketing Company (SOMO), Ministry of Oil since 2006 and acted as Director General of the Iraqi Oil Tankers Company (IOTC) from 2004 – 2006 and from 2009 until early 2015.

A member of the National Committee negotiating World Trade Organization (WTO), member of a team responsible in developing Iraqi Gas Sector.

Ambassador Ramon Blecua

Ambassador Ramon Blecua has held several postings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassies of Spain in Ghana, Indonesia, Egypt and Guatemala from 1988 to 1996. He was Spanish Representative to the Palestinian/Israeli peace negotiations in Cairo from 1992 to 1995. He participated in the International Commission Security Sector Reform of Guatemala and Cooperation Aid Coordinator for implementation of the peace agreements. In 1997, he was appointed Head of Office of the Director of the Institute for Cooperation with Latin America in the Spanish Agency for international Cooperation and Advisor of the Deputy Minister for International Cooperation and Latin America. Subsequent postings include Chief of Cabinet of the Director of the Cervantes Institute, Deputy Head of Mission in Teheran, Deputy Consul General in Buenos Aires and Cultural Counsellor in Cairo. He was Advisor for the International Center Oscar Niemeyer in Aviles for cultural Diplomacy Projects, Deputy Head of Mission in the Spanish Embassy in New Delhi from 2011 to 2014 and since 2014 Head of Political Section of the EU Delegation in Sana. He has been invited to lecture by International IDEA, the Latin American Center of Administration for Development, Argentinian Center for Foreign Relations, Aspen Institute, universities and research centers on issued of international cooperation, democratic governance and international relations. Ambassador Blecua Casas holds a M.A in history from Madrid Complutense University, and has studies in International Cooperation, Foreign Relations and Cultural Management. He has also published articles and essays on international relations, development cooperation and cultural diplomacy. He speaks English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Persian and Arabic.

Dr Dara Reshid

Dr Dara Hassan Reshid is the Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and General Works and Vice President of REFAATO. He was previously Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs from 2010 to 2013 and a Special Adviser to the President of KRG on development, construction and investment from 2005 to 2010. Mr Reshid holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and an M.Sc. in Highway & Traffic Engineering.

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.


Alaa Abdulhussein Salman Al-Boghazi

Alaa Abdul Hussein Salman Albu Ghazi, Chairman of Basra Investment Commission, he holds a number of degrees including; an MSc in Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Basra, an International Arbitrator Certificate in Oil Contracts, Investment and Administrative Contracts from Cairo University, Arab Republic of Egypt, a Bachelor of Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Basra. He held several posts including; in 2017 Vice Chairman of Basra Investment Commission, in 2016 Professor (Lecturer), College of Education for Girls, University of Basra, in 2016 Senior Engineer in Information Technology and Systems Department, South Oil Company, Ministry of Oil, an Engineer in Information Department, Information and Communication Technology Commission, South Oil Company, an Engineer in the Technical Documentation Department, South Oil Company and in 2006 a Trainer of Human Development and Computer Technology , Ministry of Oil.

He participated in a number of Conferences and seminars related to energy and capacity building, he  is also a Member of the Iraqi Engineers Association and a  Member of the Arab International Arbitrators Association.

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.


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