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Raid Jahid Fahmi (also known as Abu Rawa), (Arabic: رائد جاهد فهمي‎; born 1951)[1] is an Iraqi politician and economist and a former Minister of Science and Technology in the Government of Iraq from 2006 to 2010 of Nouri al-Maliki.

Raid Jahid Fahmi
رائد جاهد فهمي
Secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party
Assumed office
December 2016
Preceded byHamid Majid Mousa
Personal details
Born1951 (age 67–68)
Baghdad, Iraq
Political partyIraqi Communist Party


He is of Arab origin born in Baghdad. His father was a lawyer and a civil servant in the Iraqi foreign Ministry and held posts in Lebanon and Switzerland in the lates 1950s and early 1960s. He has spent most of his life in exile. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London and the Paris Sorbonne University and has worked as a researcher for the Industrial Bank of Kuwait, the OECD. [2] He taught and gave lectures in educational and academic institutions in France and was the Iraqi Communist Party's representative in France. He edited the Al-Thaqafah al-Jadidah magazine.[3]

Raid Fahmi is a member of the ICP Politbureau. The ICP contested the Iraqi legislative election of December 2005 as part of the Iraqi National List coalition, and in May 2006 he was appointed Minister of Science and Technology in al-Maliki's government of national unity.

In August 2007 he was appointed head of the Commission on the Normalisation of the Status of Kirkuk.[4]

He is married and a father of four children.


  1. ^ "رائد جاهد فهمي صالح". Iraqi Communist Party (in Arabic). 14 April 2018.
  2. ^ Iraqi Chairman of Commission on Kirkuk Status Normalization Profiled[permanent dead link], BBC Monitoring via IndustryWatch, 2007-08-03 accessed on 2007-08-05
  3. ^ Iraqi Communist Leader Said to Head Commission on Normalization of Kirkuk Status Archived 2007-08-30 at the Wayback Machine, BBC Monitoring via IndustryWatch, 2007-08-01 accessed on 2007-08-05
  4. ^ Profile of New Head of Iraqi Commission on Normalization of Kirkuk Status, BBC Monitoring via IndustryWatch, 2007-08-02 accessed on 2007-08-05