Interviews

Q&A: Jabar Yawar, secretary general of the KRG Ministry of Peshmerga

Baghdad and KRG leaders are pursuing renewed security cooperation to defuse tensions in disputed territories and combat a persistent insurgency.

Q&A: Joseph Anis, head of GE Power Middle East

GE is aiming to leverage its existing footprint in Iraq to win new business and help expand power supply throughout the country.

Q&A: Central Bank Governor Ali al-Allaq

After helping Iraq survive years of financial crisis, the Central Bank is focusing efforts on encouraging lending and economic growth.

Q&A: Bassim Mohammed Khudair, director general of the Iraqi Drilling Company

Iraq's state-run drilling company is adding new rigs and expanding its footprint.

Q&A: Abdul Mahdy al-Ameedi, head of oil contracts

The Oil Ministry's contract chief talks about terminating the Mansuriya deal, the process ahead for approving bidding round five projects, and the future of Majnoon.

Q&A: Hayan Abdulghani, Director General of the South Gas Company

Southern Iraq's top gas official discusses initiatives to end flaring, increase electricity to Basrawi citizens, and wean Iraq from Iranian gas imports.

Q&A Ihsan Ismaael, Basra Oil Company director general

Ismaael talks about IOC and BOC oil production growth, projects to reduce gas flaring, and the status of crucial infrastructure development.

Q&A: SOMO Director General Alaa al-Yassiri

Iraq's oil marketing chief discusses rising export capacity, OPEC dynamics, oil trading joint ventures, and the status of a nascent hedging program.

Q&A: Sami al-Araji, chairman of the National Investment Commission

The country's top investment official discusses his efforts to follow up the Kuwait reconstruction conference and continue generating interest in Iraq.


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