Atheel al-Nujaifi

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Former Governor
Atheel al-Nujaifi
Eziden und andere Minderheiten in Ninive (Gastvortrag), (033) der geladene Gastredner Athiel al-Nudschafi, Gouverneur von Ninive.jpg
Governor of Nineveh
In office
April 2009 – May 28 2015
Preceded by Duraid Kashmoula
Succeeded by Nofal Hammadi al-Sultan
Personal details
Born 1958 (age 58–59)
Mosul, Iraq
Nationality Iraq
Political party al-Hadba
Relations Usama al-Nujayfi (Brother)
Children 5
Alma mater University of Mosul
Profession Businessman

Atheel al-Nujaifi (Arabic: أثيل النجيفي‎‎; Turkish: Esil Nuceyfi; born 1958) is an Iraqi politician who was the Governor of Nineveh Province from April 2009 until May 2015.[1][2]

Nujaifi was born into a Mawsili family in 1958. His ancestors were closely aligned with the Ottoman rulers of Mosul, resulting in them receiving huge grants of land in al-Hamdaniya district. Nujaifi has degrees in Engineering and Law from the University of Mosul.[3]


  1. ^ Sly, Liz (23 June 2009). "In Nineveh, tensions between Iraqi Kurds and Arabs simmer". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Iraqi parliament discharges Mosul’s governor | Iraq | Worldbulletin News". 2015-05-28. Retrieved 2015-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Cable reference id: #09BAGHDAD680". WikiLeaks. 15 March 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 

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