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Lukman Faily short bio:

 

Lukman Faily (born 1966) is an Iraqi diplomat, Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary. He is considered as one of the most prominent political thinkers in Iraq. He served his country as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Iraq since 2010 for Iraq to the United States of America, Japan and currently in Germany. He has the distinction of being a unique spokesperson for Iraq in international forums and high-level US circles, such as Congress, research institutions, the academic and business community.

Ambassador Faily has been a high-profile spokesperson for his government and Iraqi affairs, engaging with various government officials, academia and think tank communities. Regular appearances on English and Arabic TV and radio news and particularly active on social media, regularly writes political articles to a wide of Iraqi and international publications. Frequently speaks
at public events in Iraq, Washington and across the United States, United Kingdom and elsewhere. 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.

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.

Academic Certificates:
- Master Business Administration, MBA, Technology Management (2006)
- Postgraduate Diploma Computing for Commerce and Industry (2007)
- Bachelor Computing Science and Mathematics (1988)
- Member of the Institute of Project Management (PMP)


Administrative Posts:
08/2021 - Present Ambassadorof the Republic of Iraq to the Federal Republic of Germany.
09/2020 - 08/2021 Chief of Staff, Bureau Minister of Foreign Affairs, MFA, Baghdad, Iraq.
09/2019 - 08/2021 Head of America Department, MFA, Baghdad, Iraq.
09/2019 - 11/2020 Head of the Legal Department, MFA, Baghdad, Iraq.
11/2018 - 09/2019 Official Spokesman of the President of the Republic of Iraq.
07/2016 - 10/2018 Communication, Business and Strategic Planning, Consultant inUK and Iraq.
06/2013 – 06/2016 Ambassadorof the Republic of Iraq to the USA, Washington DC.
06/2010 - 05/2013 Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Japan,Tokyo
06/2006-06/2009 Program Manager for Information Technology EDS Ltd. (recently HP) UK.


Language Skills:
Kurdish – Mother Tongue
Arabic - Fluent
English - Fluent

Publications:
2019 L. Faily Book “Building Iraq: - Reality, External Relation and the Dream of Democracy”, al-Rafidein, Centre for Dialogue, (ISBN1773229397).
2021 L. Faily Book “Between Two Generations”, a novel.


Ambassador Faily has also published many papers, articles in many western and Iraqi media out lights and newspapers.