Mr. Maher Hammad Johan has been Deputy Minister for technical affairs in the ministry of planning since 2012. He is a member and assistant head of the permanent National Committee for Sustainable Development, member of the permanent national cell for implementation of the sustainable development agenda, member of the Human Settlements Committee in Iraq, and member of the board of trustees of the reconstruction fund for areas affected by terrorist operations.
Maher specializes in restructuring and privatization of the public sector and the preparation and evaluation of feasibility studies and has experience in cost analysis, effective marketing, risk, and crisis management. His has extensive experience and strong skills in project planning, budget preparation, implementation coordination, and monitoring and evaluation. He has been involved in negotiation and arbitration and has a distinguished track record in building systems for evaluation, pricing and total quality management in the engineering field.
Maher holds a B.Sc. in civil engineering, M.Sc. in construction projects management, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering and project management. He is a member of the Iraqi Engineering Association.