Lukman Faily short bio:
Lukman Faily currently works as the official spokesman for the President of the Republic of Iraq Dr Barham Salih. Before that, he served as the Ambassador of Iraq to the United States. He has been a high-profile spokesperson for his government, engaging with high-level political institutions, academia and think tank communities and trade.
He has regular presence on American, British, Arab and Iraqi media, television and radio networks and social media. He served previously as Iraq’s ambassador to Japan for three years.
Ambassador Faily lived in Iraq and the United Kingdom and served as a trustee of several Iraqi NGOs and a strong advocated for democracy, dialogue, development and rule of law in Iraq.
Fluent in English, Arabic and Kurdish, Ambassador Faily was born in Baghdad in 1966. He is married and is the father of four boys and a girl. An avid runner, Ambassador Faily participated in a number of marathons including Tokyo in 2012 and 2013, and in the Boston and New York Marathons in 2014.