I am the General Manager and partner of an IT services and solutions company based in Iraq and Dubai since 2005. We are partners of global IT companies and offer end to end IT products, solutions and systems integration to the private and public sector and consumers. We also provide authorized IT vendor training courses in our training centre as well as having an authorized testing centre. In addition, I have performed the Chief Strategy Officer position for the biggest mobile operator in Iraq in 2008. Prior to that I worked in several positions for Hewlett-Packard as the Iraq Country Manager, Middle East IT Solutions Manager, Program and Project Management and consultancy roles.
I moved back to the Middle East and based in Dubai by joining Compaq in 1999 as an eBusiness Consultant/Solutions Architect in the Professional Services division covering the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa. I was driving Compaq eBusiness solutions in the region concentrating on B2B and B2C eCommerce working with Compaq solutions and implementation partners and have done numerous presentations, proposals and solution designs on eBusiness in the region.
Previous experience and employment was in eCommerce strategy and implementations, project and team management, solution architecture, software engineering and development, software department management, IT consultancy and solution sales with Cambridge Technology Partners, Entranet, United Press International, Nokia, Xerox, Philips, ICL in several European countries and as a partner in an IT consultancy in the UK. I have experience in the following business sectors: telecommunications, consumer electronics, media, banking and financial services, retail, automotive, telematics and instrumentation.
I left Iraq in 1977 during secondary school and completed my education and started my career in the UK. I went back to Iraq for a visit for the first time in September 2003.