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Person.png Nadhim Zahawi MP   Facebook Powerbase Twitter WebsiteRdf-icon.png
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Born2 June 1967
Baghdad, Iraq
Alma materUniversity College London
Children2 Sons 1 Daughter
ParentsHareth Zahawi
SpouseLana Zahawi
Founder ofYouGov

Employment.png Chief Strategy Officer

In office
August 2015 - Present
EmployerGulf Keystone Petroleum

Employment.png Co-founder and CEO

In office
2005 - February 2010

Nadhim Zahawi is an Iraqi-born British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stratford-on-Avon since the 2010 General Election. He has maintained contact with his native Kurdistan Region of Iraq throughout his career and currently chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Kurdistan.[1]


Nadhim Zahawi is of Kurdish origin and moved from Iraq to the UK in his childhood.[2]

Business career

Nadhim Zahawi read Chemical Engineering at University College London before going on to have a successful career in business whichr includes the roles of European Marketing Director for Smith & Brooks Ltd, and co-founder and former CEO of YouGov the international market research firm which was listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market in 2005.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum

Nadhim Zahawi has held a number of advisory roles in the Oil and Gas sector, joining Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited as Chief Strategy Officer in August 2015.[3] The Kurdish government granted Gulf Keystone Petroleum the licence for 75% of oil production in the Sharikam oilfield in Northern Iraq which is one of the largest oil fields discovered in the last 50 years. In 2015, over 45 thousand barrels of crude oil were produced on a daily basis and Gulf Keystone Petroleum estimate the Sharikan oilfield has a shelf life of 80 to 100 years.[4]


Nadhim Zahawi, according to an anonymous 2018 edit to Wikipedia, was Chair of Le Cercle from 2015 - 2017.[5]

He "attended the now-infamous men-only charity dinner for some of the country’s wealthiest CEOs, with predictably less than savoury mid-course entertainment."[6]

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