Iraq Member Committee

The Iraq National Committee aims to promote sustainable energy development in Iraq, as a part of the WEC’s energy vision. As a member of the WEC network, the organisation is committed to representing the Iraqi perspective within national, regional and global energy debates. The committee includes a variety of members to ensure that the diverse energy interests of Iraq are appropriately represented. Members of the committee are invited to attend high-level events, participate in energy-focused study groups, contribute to technical research and be a part of the global energy dialogue.

Chair: Abdulilah Qasim Al-Amir

Mr Abdulilah Qasim Al-Amir was born in Baghdad in 1940. He received his BSc Hnrs (2A) in "Petroleum Production Eng" at the University of Birmingham, UK in 1963. He currently stands as Oil & Energy Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Iraq. He has held this position since March 2011. He has more than 50 years experience in the Diversified Petroleum and Petrochemical Business. From 1997 until 2003, he worked as an Oil Advisor to Iraq Oil Minister and Deputies. Between 2003 and 2006, he worked as an Oil Consultant to the Iraq Oil Minister. Between 2006 and March 2011, Mr Abdulilah Qasim Al-Amir worked as Senior Oil and Energy Advisor at the "Advisory Commission" in the Iraq Prime Minister's Office.

Secretary: Nidhal Ali Alnasser

Ms Nidhal Ali Alnasser was born in Mayssan in 1957. She received her BSc. in chemical engineering at the University of Baghdad Engineering College in 1979. She currently stands as an expert/ Head of Market Research Department at the Oil Marketing Company (SOMO). She has more than 34 years experience in oil industry starting from 1979; (23) years of them at Daura Refinery, (5) years as operating engineer and (18) years as chief of process engineer dealing with trouble shooting in the refinery studying all corrosion problems and working as project engineer for all projects of the refinery. In 1987, she was elected as a Grade (1) member in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In addition to her responsibilities, in 1988, she was a lecturer of a training course for Arab engineers' team in the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC). From 2002-2014, she has worked at the Ministry of Oil headquarters as a chief of Refineries Division, and then, in 2007, she is elected as an expert at the Ministry of Oil and a head of Studies Department.