High Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government
Mr Karwan Jamal Tahir took up post as the KRG High Representative to the UK in June 2015. He endeavours to further develop and maintain close ties between the KRG and the United Kingdom, as well as advocating his government’s position on a range of matters including, political, security, cultural, economic, and humanitarian.
On July 2003 Mr. Tahir completed his BSc in Computer Science and Management, at the University of Manchester Science and Technology (UMIST).
Previously, Mr. Tahir served as an Adviser to the General Enterprise for Special Projects, at the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Council of Ministers, from 2004 to 2007. He became a Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Natural Resources for three years. He played a pivotal role in the Ministry’s strategic plans and relations with the IOCs. In addition, he also led three Management Committees, while participating as a member in many more.
Mr. Tahir transferred to the Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) in 2009 and held the position of the Deputy Head of DFR. Mr. Tahir promoted the Kurdistan Region’s relations with the international community on a political and cultural level, through participating in numerous conferences around the world and engaging with the diplomatic community in Erbil.