Tag Archives | United Kingdom

IBBC holds Women's Group discussion

On Monday, 1st June the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held a well attended Women's Group discussion entitled 'Women in Business: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives' with Ms Samar Thamer Al Mafraji, Managing Director, AMS Iraq chairing the session. Speakers included: Ms Caroline McGarr, Managing Director, Thinkbank; Mrs Faten Issa Alsarraf, Managing Director, Final Fix […]

GB Auto to Distribute MG Cars in Iraq

By John Lee. Egypt-based GB Auto (Ghabbour Group) has been appointed as the distributor of the Chinese-owned MG car brand in Iraq. According to Trade Arabia, the new partnership will see six MG showrooms opened across the country, in Erbil, Baghdad (on 62 St and at Baghdad Mall), Duhok, Sulaymaniyah and Basrah. Operations are expected […]

Iraq 2020: A Country at the Crossroads

Members of the IBBC Advisory Council have published a paper entitled 'Iraq 2020: A country at the crossroads'. The purpose of this extensive paper is to provide insight and advice to the new Iraqi Government. It particularly focuses on the political and economic backdrop to the country, with analysis and solutions from a private sector perspective. The […]

IBBC joins World Free Zones (FZO) as Observer Partner

IBBC joins World Free Zones (FZO) as observer partner The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is delighted to announce a new partnership as observers with FZO, the international association of World Free Zones. World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) is the strongest, most active free-zone organization in the world. IBBC and its members can access […]

IBBC contributes to World Bank Iraq Report

IBBC contributes to World Bank launch and assessment on Iraq Economic Monitor Iraq Economic Monitor - Spring 2020 - Navigating the Perfect Storm. The World Bank has released its latest report on Iraq entitled "Navigating the Perfect Storm" with a special focus on "Laying the Foundations for a New Economy in Iraq: Digital Transformation". See […]

Virtual Roundtable: Iraq in Uncertain Times

From the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Participants: Toby Dodge, Associate Fellow, MENA Programme, Chatham House Mac Skelton, Director, IRIS, American University of Iraq-Sulaimani Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Investment Officer, AFC Iraq Fund Hanaa Edwar, Co-founder […]

IBBC Members Rise to Coronavirus Challenge

By Ashley Goodall. At this challenging time what kind of activities are businesses undertaking in Iraq and how are they doing things differently? In canvassing Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) members, we found a consistent pattern of adaptation and response across the membership which can be summarized in three headings: Firstly, taking care of staff […]

UK Ambassador addresses IBBC Members via Videoconference

Ambassador Stephen Hickey addresses IBBC members via videoconference Over 50 Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) members yesterday participated in a video conference call with Ambassador Stephen Hickey, from his office in the UK Baghdad Embassy. The Ambassador updated members on the current situation in Iraq, covering four key areas of interest: COVID 19 response and […]

IBBC Meetings and Dinner in Baghdad

IBBC meetings and dinner for members and guests at the Babylon Hotel, Baghdad on 5th and 6th February On Wednesday, 5 February, Christophe Michels, Managing Director, Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) and Rasmi Al Jabri, Deputy Chairman, IBBC met with Dr Salar Ameen Acting Chairman of National Investment Commission (NIC). They discussed the longstanding cooperation […]

Fmr UK Defence Minister joins Genel Energy Board

Genel Energy has announced the appointment of David McManus as Chairman with immediate effect. Sir Michael Fallon (pictured) has been appointed as senior independent Non-Executive Director, and Tolga Bilgin and Hassan Gozal have also been appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Directors. David McManus has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and […]