The Iraq Britain Business Council brings together business, trade and investment from the UK and International companies, for the benefit of the Republic of Iraq and its members. Committed to a free, prosperous and diverse Iraq, IBBC creates strong relationships with Iraq, from Government to private companies, to benefit business, industry and the people of Iraq.
H.E. Dr Barham Salih, President of the Federal Government of Iraq gives a wide ranging interview to IBBC at the Cumberland Lodge Retreat. Dr Salih discusses in detail the recent general elections, including the problems of transparency and low turnout, which afflicted the vote. Dr Salih explains the importance of making a statement through democratic voting, despite the grievances many young Iraqis feel. He continues by touching on the significance of the government’s defeat of ISIS and the implications of the failed Kurdish Referendum. He also stresses the importance of empowering young people in society and giving them confidence to influence the future of Iraq and its people.
The oil and gas sector table assists Iraq in the sustainable development of its reserves to enjoy the best possible economic and social development that such natural resource wealth will bring.
A focus on assisting Iraq in the effective and sustainable development of Iraq’s infrastructure. Through identifying and categorising the need and best route to market for construction and infrastructure in areas including water, sewerage, roads and airports and working with Government agencies.
The financial and professional services table aims to work with its Iraqi counterparts to support the promotion of a business environment that simplifies and eases the operation of Iraqi and non-Iraqi companies in Iraq.
The education, training and heritage sector table has been established to advise and support the growth of the education sector in Iraq.
The Tech table is lead by Mr Mohamed Khudairi of Khudairi group, and supported by Mr Osman Botan or Restrata in the UK, Mr Al Dahawi in Iraq and Mr Al Zahid CEO of Zain. We aim to meet three times a year at the main conferences, and to include as many members in this new initiative as possible. The group is coordinated by IBBC in London, and there is a linked in tech group that members can engage in.
We believe Iraq to be a nation best defined by its deep historic roots in commerce and its flourishing global diaspora. The IBBC Young Executives Network is a platform committed to strengthening and maintaining the longstanding relationship between Iraq and Britain by bringing together the ideas and expertise of subject matter experts, IBBC members and young professionals in the UK, Iraq and internationally.