Biography of New Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi
|August 19, 2014||Filled under Iraq News|
Iraq News –
Rabee Securites has issued the following biography of Iraq’s new Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi [Haydar al-Abbadi]:
CV of Haider Jwad El-Abadi, the New Prime Minister:
- H. E. El-Abadi was born in Baghdad, in 1952. He is married and has three children.
- His father was Dr. Jwad El-Abadi. He was a doctor and the management director of the Neuro Surgery Hospital. He was forced to retire in 1979 as he was included in a list of the 42 doctors who were forced to retire because they were not members of the Ba’ath Party.
- In 1980, the government executed two of his brothers for being part of the banned Al-Da’wa party. One of them is Ali who was a university professor and the other one is Qssor who was an employee. In 1981, his third brother, a medical student, was imprisoned for ten years for the same reason.
- In 1981, H. E., earned his PHD degree in electronical engineering from the University of Manchester in United Kingdom. In 1975 he got his bachelor degree in electronical engineering from the Technology University in Baghdad. He graduated from Al-Markaziya High School, which is one of Baghdad’s top schools.
While in exile Al-Abadi’s pre-2003 positions:
- 1993-2003: DG of a small high tech vertical and horizontal transportation Design and Development firm in London.
- 1987–2003: A top London Consultant to the industry in matters relating to people movers.
- 1981–1986: Research Leader for a major modernization contract in London.
- 2001: Registered a patent in London in rapid transit system.
- 1998: Was awarded a Smart grant from the UK Department of Trade and Industry.
- Politically, he is one of the leaders of the popular Islamic Dawa Party, the head of its political office and a spokesman for the party. He became a member of the party in 1967 and a member of its executive leadership in 1979. The Baath regime executed two of his brothers and imprisoned a third brother for ten years.
- 2003: Al-Abadi became sceptical of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) privatization plan, proposing to Paul Bremer that they had to wait for a legitimate government to be formed.
- 2005: he served as an advisor to the Prime Minister of Iraq in the first elected Government. He was elected member of Iraqi Parliament and chaired the parliamentary committee for Economy, Investment and Reconstruction.
- 2006: Al-Abadi’s name was circulated as a prime ministerial candidate during the formation of the Iraqi government during which Ibrahim al-Jaafari was replaced by Nouri al-Malikias Prime Minister.
- 2008: Al-Abadi remained steadfast in his support of Iraqi sovereignty, insisting on specific conditions to the agreement with the U.S. regarding presence in Iraq.
- 2009: Al-Abadi was identified by the Middle East Economic Digest as a key person to watch in Iraq’s reconstruction.
- He is an active member of the Iraq Petroleum Advisory Committee,
- 2010: Al-Abadi was re-elected as member of Iraqi Parliament representing Baghdad in the general election.
- 2013: he chaired the Finance Committee and was at the center of a parliamentary dispute over the allocation of the 2013 Iraqi budget.
- July 24, 2014: Fuad Masum became the new president of Iraq. He, in turn, nominated Al-Abadi for prime minister on August 11th. However, for the appointment to take effect, Al-Abadi must form a government and be confirmed by Parliament, within 30 days.
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