logologo #CWCBasra July 2021

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.

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Dr Kevin Kveton

Kevin Kveton is Director of Iraq Business Development. Based in London, he assumed his current position in July 2017. 

Dr. Kveton joined Chevron in 1989 and has held numerous domestic and international assignments in exploration, business development, and geological research & development.

His overseas resident assignments included Australia, Papua New Guinea, Bahrain, Indonesia, and Thailand with responsibilities also covering Qatar, Myanmar, and China along with new venture work across the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Dr. Kveton is a 1989 graduate from the University of Washington in Seattle with a Ph.D. in Geology.

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.

 

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