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HE Ihsan Abduljabbar Ismaael Al-Saade

Mr Ismaael succeeded as the DG of the South Gas Company and brings more than 17 years of experience into the role.

He joined the SOC as an Operation and Shift Engineer at a Gas compressor station, then became a Technical Member in Commercial and Technical Committee at the SOC and afterwards he became the Director of Coordination Office for the Iraqi Ministry of Oil for the South Region. He then made it to Manager for Technical and Coordination in the Department at the SGC and then received the same position at Green Fields Project Department at the BGC. Later on Mr Ismaael made it to the Deputy Director of Project and Engineering Commission at BGC and then became a Member in JMC for Majnoon Field between (2012-2013). Afterwards then he became a member in the Gas Consultant Committee/South Region, before he became the Basra Gas Power and Investment Advisor and Head in Multi Commercial and Technical Committees for the last 10 years. After that position Mr Ismaael became the Basra Gas Company Project Manager between 2013 and 2015. He then became the South Gas Company Director General Assistant from 2015 until 2016 before he joined the South Gas Company as a Director General.

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

HE Nafaa Abdulsada Ali Al-Hmidawi

Mr Al Hmidawi holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering  and attended a number of courses related to power and energy both in Iraq and abroad, the last in 2016 is the United States program (IVLP) entitled “Increasing Energy Efficiency”, he held several posts and these include Director of Rusafa Operation Department, Director of Control and Communications department, Assistant General Manager of Baghdad Distribution, Director General of Baghdad Electricity  Distribution, Director General of Energy  Distribution Office, and for the present time Director General of Training and Development Office.

Dr Khalid Al-Yaqoobi

Dr Khalid Al-Yaqoobi is General Director at the Iraqi Presidency Office. From 2008 to 2016 he was adviser at the Iraqi Presidency Office and between 2001 and 2008 he was Adviser for Regional Affairs at high level security committees at the Iraqi National Security Council. He has also worked as a consulting engineer and has over 14 years’ maritime experience at the Iraqi Trade Navy Fleet and international private companies.

Dr Al-Yaqoobi frequently participates in conferences, summits, and political and security symposiums. He has studied Maritime Engineering at the Arabian Gulf Academy for Maritime Studies, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Baghdad, a Master’s degree in Strategic Planning for National Security from the National Defence College as well as a PhD in International and Diplomatic Relations.

Sir William Patey

Sir William Patey KCMG had a long and distinguished career with the British Diplomatic Service including four Ambassadorial postings, with a focus on the Middle East and Africa. Sir William has been the Government and International Affairs Adviser at Control Risks since July 2012. He is a Director at WCP Consultants and Partner at The Ambassador Partnership LLP.

He was appointed Prime Minister’s Envoy for Aviation Security in September 2015. He advises businesses entering and operating in the Gulf region, in particular in the oil and gas sector and financial services and defence industries. He is a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank Middle East. He was British Ambassador to Afghanistan until his retirement from HM Diplomatic Service in April 2012.

He also served as British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (2007-2010), Iraq (2005-2006) and Sudan (2002-2005). He was Head of the Middle East Department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1998-2002. He has also had diplomatic postings in Tripoli, Abu Dhabi and Canberra and served as Deputy Head of the United Nations Department. He was also Non-Executive Chairman at Swindon Town Football Club from October 2012 to February 2013 until the sale of the club to Seebeck97 Ltd in February 2013.

Farid Jadir Sadik Aljadir

Mr Farid Jadir Sadiq Al Jadir was born in Thi-Qar, Iraq in 1954 and graduated from Baghdad University in 1976 with a BSc in Petroluem and Mining Engineering.  Mr Farid has extensive experience in oil & gas wells, drilling & services, completion, well control & fire fighting.


In 1977 Mr Farid started working as a Drilling Engineer for the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC).  Two years later he joined the Central Petroleum Organisation (CPO) as a Rig Supervisor & Well Servicer.  He performed the same duties for the North Oil Company (NOC) where he eventually became in charge of Well Service & Completion between 1990-1997.  Mr Farid became a manager for the Drilling Well Service Department & Well Control Firefighting between 1997 and 2015. 


In October 2015 until the present date Mr Farid became DG & Chairman of (NOC). 


Petroleum Expert grade (Drilling operations) since 2018 Where he held various positions and responsibilities he was responsible for a large number of technical and contractual committees with (IOC’s).

Dr Falah Al Amri

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.

Dr Husain Al-Chalabi

Dr Al-Chalabi is a UK based International Consultant for the Energy Sector with focus on the feasibility , planning , financial structuring , evaluation and value additions of projects related to the  utilization and/or the processing of  Oil & Gas in the production and/or the generation of fuels , petrochemicals and  power [with or without district heating and cooling].

After obtaining his BSc in Chemical  Engineering from  Imperial College – London University  in 1967, he continued with graduate studies and was awarded the PhD  in  Chemical Engineering from  Imperial College – London University in 1970.

From 1970  till 1990  he gained the professional experience in the Oil & Gas / Petrochemical  Sectors  from his employment  with Shell Canada [ 6 years ] ; Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research & Advisory service  to Ministry of Oil on refinery upgrading projects [ 2 years ];   UOP ( USA &  UK ), the world leader in technology / design / management in the petroleum & petrochemical sectors [ 12 years ].

Since 1990,- Dr Al-Chalabi  has been an independent International Petroleum Consultant  offering, to the Major International & National Oil & Energy companies,  professional  services ranging from strategy development  and/or reviews ; studies ;  planning  ; conceptualization of value added projects ; feasibility studies ; asset and investment evaluations ; contract negotiations ; apportionment ; expert determination ; project financing; financial  structuring of investments ; expert witness.  

Dr Jehan Baban

Born in Baghdad, Iraq. Graduated with BSc in Chemistry from Mosel University in Iraq and gained MSc, PhD 1980 from University College London (UCL) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education PGCE 2001 from London University, UK. She is a Chartered Chemist & Chartered Scientist from the RSC and an Associate Member of The British Energy Institute, Oil, Gas and Energy sections, an active member of The British Institute of Energy Economics, a member of the International Water Association and on the Executive Committee, London Regional of The Society of Chemical Industry SCI. She is a member of the Environment, Health and Safety of The Royal Society of Chemistry RSC. She has worked for many years at Christopher Ingold Laboratory UCL, London as a Senior Research Assistant and has gave many tutorials, lectures, supervision and led projects to undergraduate and postgraduates PhD students. In 1989 she has worked as a Research Fellow at The Thromboses Research Institute, The Royal Pompton Hospital in London, awarded by the Medical Research Council. From 2001- 2014 she has worked as a lecturer in many Educational Institutions and Colleges in London including Head of Science position. She had published over 70 Scientific Research papers, Patent, presentations, editor of a book on Environmental Pollution in Iraq 2017 and an author of a book on Climate Change in Iraq (will be published soon), and articles in Iraqi newspapers. Her current studies are on the impact of chemicals and radioactive pollutions on the environment and public health in Iraq, climate change in Iraq and on the implementation of a new sustainable renewable energy and environmental technologies in Iraq. And on promoting and enhancing environmental education in Iraqi schools, colleges and universities.  She is the Founder and President of The Iraqi Environment and Health Society -UK (2015) and organized and led many scientific conferences on environmental pollution in Iraq, at University College London.

Herman Wang

Herman Wang is a London-based senior writer, oil news, for S&P Global Platts, reporting on OPEC and the Middle East. He covers OPEC’s semi-annual ministerial meetings in Vienna, and is the principal editor for Platts’ closely followed monthly OPEC production survey. Prior to this, he was a senior editor for Platts based on Washington, D.C., covering U.S. energy policy. He was a co-creator and co-host of Platts Capitol Crude, The US Oil Policy Podcast, which won the 2015 Jesse H. Neal Award for best webcast. Herman is a Northwestern University alum and worked for daily newspapers in Tennessee, North Carolina and Pennsylvania before joining Platts in 2009.

Hama-Ameen Hasan Hawramany

HASAN, graduated in Power Engineering from University of Technology-Baghdad, Independent consultant, he has been working for more than 22 years in Power Plants, he involved and experienced in the power project planning, construction, operation & maintenance, further than implementation of deferent power projects and utility infrastructure.

He is a hydropower & renewable energy expert, from 2006 member of Advisory Board for the Ministry of Electricity-Kurdistan, and Ministers Advisor since May 2010.

International Experience: From 1997-2003 he worked with United Nation Development Program for Electricity Northern Rehabilitation Program-Iraq as Lead Engineer, Expert and Manager, and also two years as Lead Engineer for Washington Group International for electricity sector infrastructure development- Iraq.

He was representing the sector in Economic Reforms and Technical Assistance by the World Bank, JICA-ODA Loans, UNDP, KOICA, and USAID…etc, and participated in several international energy sector activities, conferences as speaker.

Recently he is spokesperson for the Ministry, advisor and member of the Board of Higher Commission of Environmental Protection and Improvement of Kurdistan region since 2006, and also consultant member of Iraqi & Kurdistan Engineering Syndicate.

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