Farhad Alaaldin



Farhad Alaaldin is Chairman of Iraq Advisory Council. He has served as the political advisor to President of Iraq Barham Saleh from Oct 2018 until March 2019, and also served as political advisor to the former President of Iraq Fuad Masum from July 2014 to Oct 2018.

Prior to this period, he was the Chief of Staff for the Kurdish Regional Government Prime Minister from 2009 until 2011, then senior advisor to the KRG Prime Minister from 2011 till 2012.

Farhad is a writer and commentator on Iraq and Kurdistan affairs, He writes in English and publishes articles in al-Monitor, WINEP Fikra Forum, Rudaw English, he also writes in Arabic and Kurdish mostly in Iraqi sites and papers such as Rudaw, al-Nas News, NNC among others.

Farhad is also Executive Director of RCD-English, member of RCD board of directors.

Farhad holds a Masters Degree in Leading Innovation and Change from York St. John University