Expertise

Tiller's team comprises international and Iraqi experts whose in-depth knowledge of Iraq including the Kurdistan Region enables clients to operate efficiently and in compliance with regulatory requirements. Key members of our leadership team are listed below:

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Rana Al Munshi  | Head of Iraq Tax and Accounting

Rana Al Munshi is a corporate income tax, personal income tax, social security and payroll specialist with over twelve years experience in Iraqi personal income taxes, corporate taxes and social security and pension contributions compliance and advising clients on tax matters in Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region. Rana holds a B.Sc. from the College of Engineering of the University of Baghdad and an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Rana is an ACCA member, and is also a certified member of the Iraqi Translators Association and an associate member of the American Translators Association.

To contact Rana, email
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Abdulaziz Mirkhan  | Head of Kurdistan Services

Abdulaziz is a specialist in Iraqi corporate tax, personal income tax, payroll administration, social security and pension contributions with over 8 years of experience in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq advising clients on these matters. Prior to joining Tiller, Abdulaziz was based at a tax consultancy in Germany, where he gained over five years of experience in tax compliance and tax advisory. Abdulaziz holds a BA and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with majors in Finance, Banking, and Financial Engineering from the University of Augsburg, Germany. Abdulaziz is based in Erbil.

To contact Abdulaziz, email
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Karina Wilde  | Head of Finance and Outsourcing

Karina leads the finance team at Tiller. She holds a Bachelor of Business from University of Technology, Sydney and is a qualified Australian Certified Practising Accountant. Karina’s background includes over 24 years extensive operational and financial experience in Australia and the United Arab Emirates.

To contact Karina, email
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Abdulkareem Taha  | Head of Kurdistan Accounting

Abdulkareem has more than seven years’ experience as Senior Accountant in the Petroleum sector in Kurdistan. He has a bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) from Arab Open Academy in Denmark and holds an MBA in Management from Must University, USA. Abdulkareem has taken several oil and gas IFRS accounting specialist courses throughout the years and has significant experience in SAP system, joint venture accounting, cash calls, billing statements and reporting to the Ministry of Natural Resources. Abdulkareem oversees all services in relation to NGOs and has worked on audit projects in relation to several grants for non- profit organizations.

To contact Abdulkareem, email
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Karwan Jalal  | Associate

Karwan Jalal has over 10 years’ experience in the industry, with previous positions including Lecturer at the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Lebanese French University and as a Lecturer at the Department of Accounting and IT at the University of Cihan. Karwan has also held positions as an Accountant within Iraq.

Karwan holds a Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom as well as Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and in Mathematics, both from the University of Salahaddin.

To contact Karwan, email
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Alaa Jaafar  | Finance Manager

Alaa joined Tiller in 2015. He holds a BA in Finance and Accounting from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and is also a Chartered Accountant (CIMA), having completed his degree in 2015. Alaa is currently pursuing a Global MBA at IE business school. Alaa has over 10 years of experience in Finance and Accounting, gained from varied industries. He worked in one of the Big Four firms as a Business Risk Consultant and in a Multinational FMCG company as a Financial Accountant for 5 years. He has extensive experience in the budgeting and forecasting area gained. Alaa has previously taught Accounting and Business courses for high school students.

To contact Alaa, email
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Frank MacDonald  | Senior Consultant

Frank is a Canadian CPA, CMA with 13 years working in the Middle East. He is very knowledgeable regarding Production Sharing Agreements/Contracts, Cost Recovery, Profit Oil and Cost Oil, Audits and Management Reporting. He has worked in Canada, Yemen, USA, Iraq, UAE and Cuba. And has recently worked remotely for a Turkish NOC. He is experienced in startups, green and brown fields and as well as several years in the service and supply sector of the oil industry.

In addition to the above Frank is well experienced in mentoring national accountants and preparing them to take over accounting roles from expats

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Marwan Ashur  | Baghdad Compliance Officer

Marwan is based in Bagdad. He joined Tiller in 2016 and follows up with government offices in Baghdad, including the General Commission for Taxes and the Pension and Social Security Office. Marwan has negotiated and settled personal income taxes and corporate taxes on behalf of our clients.

To contact Marwan, email
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Nagem Raeed  | Junior Associate

Nagem is the latest addition to the Tiller team and is based in Baghdad. Nagem holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the College of Management and Economics at the University of Baghdad. Nagem works with clients and sub-contractors on all matters pertaining to accounting, audit, social security, Iraqi tax and payroll matters and attends at Federal and Governorate offices on behalf of our clients. Nagem is a member of the Iraqi Union of Accountants & Auditors.

To contact Nagem, email
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Blend Kurdo  | Head of Business Development

Blend is a business development specialist. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Engineering and Management and has over 4 years of experience working in sales and business development. Blend joined Tiller in 2019.

To contact Blend, email
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Sarah Al Shmary  | Basra Compliance Officer

Sarah joined Tiller in 2016. She holds a BA in English and is in the final stages of completing her Master’s Degree in translation. Sarah has experience in following up with Basra government offices through her prior work with Shell. Sarah follows up on social security compliance and other matters for clients in Basra.

To contact Sarah, email