Board Members

Saad T. Hasan

With a background in Business Administration and a degree from the American University of Sulaimani, Iraq, Saad has successfully established the Qaiwan Group as one of the most active and influential oil and gas companies in the Kurdistan region and has established key relationships with major international oil companies in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Sadik Yildiz

Mr. Sadik Yildiz was born in Batman, Turkey in 1970. After completing his primary education in Batman, he moved to Istanbul and finished Nisantasi Anatolian High School (former British High School) in 1988 and Istanbul University English Literature Department in 1993.  

Eric B. Brown

Eric Brown is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute where he studies Middle East and Asian affairs, international security and development, alternative geopolitical futures, and diplomacy and strategy.

Lukman Faily

Lukman Faily served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iraq to the United States from 2013 to 2016. He has been a high-profile spokesperson for his government, engaging with members of Congress, Academia and Think Tank communities. He has made regular appearances on TV and radio news and is particularly active on social media. 

Sir John Jenkins

Sir John Jenkins is Executive Director of The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Middle East. He took up the position in January 2015 after a 35 year career in the British Diplomatic Service.

Amre M. Moussa

Mr. Moussa graduated in 1957 from the Faculty of Law, Cairo University, and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt in 1958. He worked in several Egyptian missions including Egypt’s Embassy in Switzerland and the Egyptian Mission to the United Nations from 1958 to 1972. 


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