Senior Advisor to the Minister of Natural Resources
Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq
Michael Howard is communications advisor to Dr. Ashti Hawrami, the Minister of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan Regional Government. An award-winning journalist and consultant specialising in Kurdistan, Iraq and the Middle East, from 2002-2009 Michael reported from across Iraq for the Guardian newspaper and the Economist. On his father’s side, Michael is descended from a prominent family in the town of Koi Sanjaq in the Kurdistan Region. His mother is British.