Speakers 2019

Farhad Alaaldin

Head of the Iraqi Advisory Council and Former Advisor to the Iraqi President

Farhad Alaaldin, head of the Iraqi Advisory Council, formerly served as political adviser to President of Iraq Barham Saleh and as political advisor to the former President of Iraq Fuad Masum from 2014 to 2018. Prior to this period, he was the Chief of Staff for the Kurdish Regional Government Prime Minister from 2009 until 2011, then senior advisor to the KRG Prime Minister from 2011 till 2012. Farhad Alaaldin is also chairman of the Al-Rafidain Center for Dialogue’s board of directors as well as a member of its board of directors. He is a writer and observer on current political affairs of Iraq and Kurdistan and holds a Master’s Degree in Leading Innovation and Change from York St. John University.