Iraqi Governing Council
Dr Ahmad Chalabi
Ahmad Shyaa al-Barak
General Coordinator for the Human Rights Association of Babel; Graduate
of the Law Faculty, Babel University. Graduate of the College Management
and Economy, Baghdad University. One of the tribal leaders of Al Bu Sultan
tribe in Babel.
Dr Ayad Allawi
Secretary General of the Iraqi National Accord. PhD in medicine. Started to oppose the dictatorial regime in the early 1970s and was in the forefront of efforts to organise opposition both within Iraq and abroad.
Hamid Majeed Mousa
Secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party since 1993. Born in Babil province. An economist and petroleum researcher. Left Iraq in 1978 and returned in 1983to continue his political activities against the dictatorial regime
Judge Dara Nor al Din
A Judge who as a member of the Court of Appeals, held one of Saddams edicts (confiscating land without proper compensation) unconstitutional. Was sentenced to 2 years in jail. Served 8 months at Abu Ghraib before being released in the general amnesty last October.
Dr Raja Habib Khuzai
Head of maternity hospital in Diwanyia. Studied and lived in the United Kingdom from the late 1960s until 1977 when she returned to Iraq.
Samir Shakir Mahmood Sumaidy
From the Al-Sumaidy clan with documented lineage from the Prophet Mohammed through Mousa Al-Khadhum. Ancestral lands located near Haditha in the Al-Anbar region. Writer, designer and entrepreneur. A prominent figure in the opposition to the Saddam regime.
Salahaddin Muhammad Bahaddin
Elected as Secretary General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union in the first conference of the party in 1994, was reelected in the second and third conferences and still holds the post. Born in Halabja. Has written several books in Kurdish and Arabic.
Abdul Aziz al-Hakim is a religious and political leader and the current leader of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq. He is the brother of Muhammad Baqr al-Hakim. They both returned to Iraq after 20 years of exile and are both the sons of the late Ayatollah Sayyid Mohsin al-Hakim.
Abdul Karim Al Muhammadawi
Dr Adnan Pachachi
President of the Iraqi Independent Grouping. Former Foreign Minister and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Ghazi Ajil Alyawar
Born in Mosul. A civil engineer. Recently Vice President of Hicap Technology Co. Lyd., Riyadh.
Dr. Mohsen Abdul Hameed
Secretary General of the Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP). Born in the city of Kirkuk. Author of more the 30 books in the field of interpretation of the Holy Quran. Detained in 1996 on the charge of reorganising the IIP. Professor in the College of Education in Baghdad University.
Dr Seyyid Muhammed Bahr ul-Uloom
Highly-respected Shia clergyman. Returned from London where he headed the Ahl al-Bayt charitable center. Elected as the Shia member of a leadership triumverate by the Iraqi opposition after the Gulf Conflict.
Born in al-Shatra. Member of British Royal Doctors College. Consultant in internal medicine and neurology. Author of the Declaration of the Shia of Iraq. Activist in human rights. Student of the martyr Imam Baaker al-Sadr, who was murdered by Saddam.
Judge Wael Abdulatif
Born in Basra and practiced civil and criminal law before being disbarred and imprisoned by Saddam. Had been head judge at Nasiriya and now deputy head judge in Basra. Elected Governor of Basra on 4 July 2003 by the interim local council with the support of all the leading political and religious parties.
Yonnadam Kanna, Assyrian Democratic Movement (ADM)
Secretary General of the Assyrian Democratic Movement. Former Minister of Public Works and Housing and Former Minister of Industry and Energy in Iraqi Kurdistan. Engineer since 1975. Activist against the dictatorial regime since 1979.
Salama al-Khufaji: Shiite, Appointed to the Council following the assassination of Dr. Hakila Al-Hashimi on September 20th, 2003.
Diplomat. Led Iraqi delegation to New York donors conference. PhD in Modern Literature and Bachelors in Law. Working with UN programmes in Iraq since 1991 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ministry of Agriculture: Abdul Amir al-Abood
Ministry of Communication: Dr. Haydar al-Abadi
Ministry of Construction & Housing: Bayan Baqir Solagh (Bayan Jabur)
Ministry of Culture: Mufid Muhammad Juwad al-Jaza'iri
Ministry of Education: Dr. Ala'din Abdul Sahib Alwan
Ministry of Electricity: Dr. Aiham Alsammarae
Ministry of Environment: Abdel Rahman Sadiq Karim
Ministry of Expatriates & Immigrants: Muhammad Jasim Khdeir
Ministry of Finance: Kamel al-Keilani
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Mr. Hoshiyar Mahmud Muhammad al-Zibari
Ministry of Health: Dr. Khidr Abbas
Ministry of Higher Education: Ziad Abdel Razzaq Muhammad Aswad
Ministry of Human Rights: Abdel Basit Turki
Ministry of Industry & Minerals: Eng. Muhammad Tawfiq Rahim
Ministry of Interior: Nouri Badran
Ministry of Irrigation: Dr. Latif Rashid
Ministry of Justice: Hashim Abdel Rahman al-Shibli
Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs: Sami Azara al-Majun
Ministry of Oil: Dr. Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum
Ministry of Planning: Dr. Mehdi al-Hafidh
Ministry of Public Works: Mrs. Nasreen Mustafa Sadiq Barwari
Ministry of Science & Technology: Rashad Mandan Omar,
Ministry of Trade: Dr. Ali Allawi
Ministry of Transport: Bahnam Ziya Boulous
Ministry of Youth & Sports: Ali Faiq al-Ghabban