Adnan al-Janabi

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Adnan Abd al-Munim al-Janabi (Arabic: عدنان عبد المنعم الجنابي‎) is an Iraqi politician, tribal leader and economist who was a Minister of State in the Iraqi Interim Government from June 2004 to January 2005.

al-Janabi was born in Musayyib, south of Baghdad, to a Sunni Arab family. His brother was a senior official in the government of Saddam Hussein.[1]

Earning a B.Sc. in economics from the University of London and an M.Sc.petrolum technology in economics from Loughborough University[2] he worked in the government-controlled oil industry of Iraq in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1996 he was elected to Iraq's National Assembly.[3]

After the overthrow of the government of Saddam Hussein, al-Janabi served as minister of state without portfolio in the Iraqi Interim Government. He was also campaign manager of the Iraqi List for the Iraqi legislative election of January 2005. He resigned in January 2005 in protest against being handcuffed by U.S. troops at a roadblock.[4]

He was elected to the Council of Representatives of Iraq in the January 2005 elections and became the deputy chairman of the Committee set up by the Iraqi Transitional Government to draft a permanent constitution of Iraq. Adnan Al-Janabi was re-elected to the Council of Representatives in the election of march 7th 2010. He was among the leading candidates of the"IRAQIA" list for Baghdad province.

In 2014, Aljanabi was re-elected in the Iraqi parliament.

Al-Janabi is president of Iraq Centre For Research And Studies.[5] He is the chief sheikh of Al-Janabi tribe, one of the most important tribes of Iraq.

Adnan al-Janabi is the father of Salam al-Janabi, better known as Salam Pax, whose English-language weblog "Where is Raed?" became famous at the time of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.[6]


Personal Information

Full Name: Adnan Abdul-Munaim Al-Janabi

Nationality: Iraq

Place and date of birth: 19-9-1940- Babylon.


B.SC. Economics (Honors), University Of London, UK, 1963

M.SC. Petroleum Technology, Chemical Engineering Dept.

Loughborough University, U.K., 1970.


•Arabic: Native

•English, some German.

Professional Experience •2014 Re-elected to the Council of Representatives from Babylon

•2010 Member of the Council of Representatives(Chairman of Oil and Energy Committee)

•2006 President of the Iraq Center for Research and Studies.

•2005-2006 Member of The National Assembly,Chairman of the Finance Committee,Vice Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee.

•2004-2005 Minister of State, Government of Iraq.

•1996-2003 Independent Member of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Iraq.

•1997-2003 External lecturer in the National Institute for Administrative Development, Iraq

•1990-1995 Independent Consultant in Vienna & Baghdad

•1988-1990 Resident Consultant in Vienna, with Center for Global Energy Studies, London.

•1982-2003 C.E.O. and partner in several companies in the private sector.

•1981-1982 Director of Foreign Relations and Investment, Ministry of Oil, Iraq

•1976-1981 Head of Economics and Finance Dept. OPEC, Vienna

•1975-1976 Adviser, Ministry of Oil, Iraq.

•1974-1976 Part-time lecturer, Chemical Engineering Dept.Baghdad University.

•1972-1974 Head of Crude Oil Marketing, INOC.

•1970-1972 Head of Crude Oil Transportation Section, INOC.

•1969-1970 Study Leave in U.K.

•1967-1969 Economist, Iraq National Oil Company.

•1965-1967 Central Bank of Iraq, Research Dept., in charge of relations with I.M.F. and World Bank.

•1964-1965 Iraqi News Agency, Editor of economic Bulletin and Oil Bulletin.


Publication of Significant papers on the theory and practice of oil pricing and production, theory of exhaustible resources and other energy subjects in various technical journals in the U.S., U.K., Europe and the Arab World.

In 2014,Published

•The Rentier State and dictatorship (in Arabic)

•The Need For Cooperation Between Producers&Consumers (with Dr.luay Al-Khateeb).

In 2015:

•Launched (IRAKIPEDIA) the Iraqi open Encyclopedia.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Tribal clans vital to Iraqi success, Associated Press, 2004-06-10
  2. ^ Al-Janabi, Adnan, "Crude Oil Price Differentials," OPEC Review 2:5, p. 16 (Dec. 1978).[1]
  3. ^ IRAQ: The interim government leaders, Pan, Esther, Council on Foreign Relations, 2 June 2004, accessed 5 June 2006.
  4. ^ Iraq aide quits over US conduct, BBC News, January 12, 2005, accessed June 5, 2006
  5. ^ Iraq Centre For Research And Studies
  6. ^ Middle East Reference