Minister of Finance
Dr Abdul Razak Abdul Jaleedl Al-Essa has been playing an important and active role in present day Iraq’s academic and cultural scene. After training as a Ph.D. student in Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Liverpool, he returned to Iraq and held several different administrational positions including the Head of Biochemistry Department at the College of Medicine, Kufa University. In 2009 he was awarded the title of Globally Known Professor by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.He has been very active internationally, participating in the UN delegation to world-religions dialogue, 2007. Attending and sponsoring more than 50 conferences and 100 seminars and publishing more than 50 articles in the world scientific, cultural, and social newspapers and journals.Dr Essa has been serving as Member of the Higher Committee of Celebrating Najaf as the Capital of Islamic Culture in 2012 from 2010 onwards.