Khalilzad nominated to DNO board

Former American ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan and the UN to join board of Norwegian firm, the biggest producer in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Khalilzad nominated to DNO board
Former US ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan and the UN Zalmay Khalilzad gives a press conference at Serena Hotel in Kabul on October 14, 2009. (MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

The former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, is slated to join the board of directors of DNO, the Norwegian wildcat firm that produces oil in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Khalilzad’s presence brings new clout – and the potential for controversy – to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s efforts to win Baghdad’s support of its disputed oil contracts with companies like DNO.Khalilzad has been nominated to the DNO board by RAK Petroleum, an independent but politically connected fir...

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