Lukman Faily

Lukman Faily recently served as Ambassador to the United States for the Republic of Iraq from May 2013 until June 2016. He has been a high-profile spokesperson for his government and Iraqi affairs, engaging with members of Congress, academia and think tank communities. He has made regular appearances on English and Arabic television and radio news and particularly is active on social media. Ambassador Faily frequently speaks at public events in Iraq, Washington and across the United States and United Kingdom on the challenging issues facing his country. He served previously as Iraq’s ambassador to Japan for three years. He now provides some consultancy services for US and international companies on Iraqi and regional markets. Ambassador Faily lived in the United Kingdom for 20 years and held management and leadership roles in the British affiliates of two American technology companies for over a decade. An active leader in the large Iraqi diaspora community, Ambassador Faily served as a trustee of several Iraqi NGOs while in the UK. He was an outspoken opponent of Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship and advocated for democracy, dialogue, development and rule of law in Iraq. Fluent in English, Arabic and Kurdish, Ambassador Faily holds the following degrees: Postgraduate Diploma in Computing for Commerce and Industry, (2007), Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Technology Management, (2006), BSc Computing Science and Mathematics, Manchester Metro University, (1988).

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