Ministry of Natural Resources Technical Advisor
Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq
Ian McIntosh is now an international oil & gas consultant, having worked in the MENA region for the past 13 years with a number of Canadian companies. During this time he developed strong host government and NOC relationships. His focus is currently in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, advising the Minister of Natural Resources on a program to increase the number of skilled Kurds in the oil & gas sector. His 35+ years’ petroleum experience commenced in subsurface engineering, evolving thro’ operations and asset management to executive roles in Western Canadian oil companies. He subsequently held residential management roles with IOCs in Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, most recently as Vice President Kurdistan for WesternZagros Resources, a successful Canadian explorer in Iraqi Kurdistan.