Peri-Khan Aqrawi-Whitcomb
Sustainable Development and Policy Consultant

Peri-Khan Aqrawi-Whitcomb is a specialist in sustainable development policies and international affairs with a focus on the Middle East and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in particular. She advises the international and national public and private sector within the fields of geo-politics, socio-economic development, oil and gas, crisis management and humanitarian affairs.

In 2014, she contributed in building the Kurdistan Regional Government Iraq’s first crisis coordination and disaster preparedness centre as director of information management. Previously, she worked for five years at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, serving as a UN-Energy consultant helping to launch the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2011.

In the past, she acted as a special adviser to the Kurdistan Regional Government Minister of Natural Resources, with previous experience in the oil and gas sector, such as working for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. With an undergraduate degree in economics and business administration from the University of Bonn, Germany, she completed her masters in advanced international studies at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria.