Former Chair of the Oil & Gas Committee
Mr. Ali N. Salhi is an entrepreneur, strategist, and statesmen with 30+ years of experience in commercial development, both in domestic and international markets. Mr. Salhi was born and raised in Kurdistan and after an illustrious career as both a school headmaster and politician, he relocated to the US, where he continued to be active in Iraq politics, having co-founded the Iraqi Free Officers and Civilians Coalition. After Iraq’s liberation by coalition forces, and working closely with US State Department and the Coalition Provisional Authority he became the first elected Governor of Kirkuk. For the past 15 years he has served as primary Chairman for the committees Oil and Energy and Economic Development for the Kirkuk Provincial Governing Council. Additionally he is an active board member of an American based non-governmental organization as well special counsel to a global cyber security and IoT group.