The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has today announced changes to its leadership team.
Former IBBC Executive Chairman Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is now President of the 54-member organisation. Baroness Nicholson also serves as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
Replacing Baroness Nicholson as Chairman is Mr Mohammed Charchafchi, Chairman and Chief Executive of Middle East telecoms giant Zain Iraq. Mr Charchafchi is a co-founder of the IBBC.
Two long-standing executive committee members, Eng. Rasmi Al Jabri of the Basrah Engineering Group and Mr Alistair Kett of PWC, have been appointed as Deputy Chairmen and will deputise for Mr Charchafchi in his absence.
Meanwhile, Mr Hani Akkawi of CCC, who serves as Chairman of the IBBC’s Construction and Infrastructure Sector Table, will join the Executive Committee.
It was also announced that Dr Alastair Niven LVO OBE will step down as Chairman of IBBC’s Education, Training & Heritage Sector Table on Tuesday 15 November 2016. He will be replaced by Professor Christina Slade, Vice Chancellor of Bath Spa University.
Mr Christophe Michels, formerly IBBC’s Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to Managing Director.