Ibrahim Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum

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Ibrahim Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum (born 1954) served as the Iraqi Minister of Oil from May 2005 until December 2005, while he was a member of the Islamic Virtue Party.[1] He had also previously served in this position as part of the cabinet appointed by the Interim Iraq Governing Council in September 2003 until June 2004. A Shia Muslim, Ibrahim is the son of Shia Sayed Mohammad Baharalaloom. Bahr al-Ulloum is an Iraqi from Holy City of Najaf.

Ibrahim was educated in the United States, earning a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from the New Mexico Tech; he later worked for the Kuwaiti oil ministry, for the Petroleum Recovery Research Center in New Mexico, and as an independent consultant in London (from 1992 to 2003).

Ibrahim ran for parliament by forming his own independent political group, the Future Iraq Grouping, but failed to receive a single seat in the December 2005 election.

Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt in Iraq in 2003 and another in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2006/05/12/international/i003845D31.DTL&type=printable |url= missing title (help). 
Preceded by
Thamir Ghadhban
Minister of Oil
September 2003–June 2004
Succeeded by
Thamir Ghadhban
Preceded by
Ahmed Chalabi
Minister of Oil
May 2005–December 2005
Succeeded by
Ahmed Chalabi [1]