Bakhteyar Shamsadeen has more than 40 years of industrial experience in Iraq and the United Kingdom. Since 2009 Bakhteyar has served as Government Relations Director and Senior Advisor for a UAE oil and gas company (Crescent Petroleum) based in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Prior to joining Crescent, Bakhteyar provided technical advisory services to UK industries through his own company (BNS Engineering Ltd). From 1988 to 2007, he worked in various UK industrial and manufacturing organizations as senior design and development engineer, technical manager, and technical consultant in the field of electrical engineering and manufacturing. He has also been involved in projects that transfer technology from UK industries to South Africa and Poland. From 1971 to 1982, Bakhteyar served as senior engineer in the Ministry of Industry in Iraq. Bakhteyar holds an MSc in Power Electronics and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Bradford, Loughborough and Liverpool universities in United Kingdom.