Minister of Interior

Reber Ahmed

Mr. Rebar Ahmed was appointed as Minister for the Interior in the ninth KRG cabinet in July 2019. Born in 1968, Mr. Ahmed has Master’s Degree in National Security, Iraqi National Security University, Baghdad and Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, at Salahaddin University.

He was Head of the Joint Coordination Department of Kurdistan Region Security Council, 2012. Mr. Ahmed was also Director of Intelligence Analysis of the Kurdistan Region’s Parasteen Agency from 2005 to 2012. Director of Counter-Organized Crimes for the Defense Department of the Kurdistan Region’s Agency from 2000 to 2005. Director of Organize (Rekhesten) Office, 1997-2000.

He was member of the Administration Committee of Kurdistan Students’ Union, 1993-1997. Member of the KDP’s Office, since 1997. Member of the Shanadar Organization for the Reconstruction of Kurdistan, 2000. Member of the Kurdistan Engineering Union.

Mr. Reber speaks Kurdish, Arabic, English and Persian.



Director General

Hoshang Mohamed Abdulrahman

Mr. Hoshang Mohamed Abdulrahman was appointed as the Director General of the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) at the KRG’s Ministry of Interior in May 2015. 

Mr. Abdulrahman was tasked as the KRG’s team leader to establish the KRG’s first Crisis Response and Management Centre in 2014, which later the Centre is incepted as Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) and officially launched in May 2015.

He previously served as the Senior Director for the International Relations Directorate at the KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Abdulrahman also worked at the KRG’s Council of Ministers as liaison officer from 2006 to 2007. 

Mr. Abdulrahman earned undergraduate degree at the University of Salahaddin in English literature in Erbil and his master degree of the Public Policy and Program Management at the School of International Development, Bradford University, in the United Kingdom. He is awarded an executive certificate of completion for the Leadership in Crisis at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has participated in many executive programs and courses. 

He speaks Kurdish, English, and basic Arabic. 

Director of Resource Mobilization

Sarhad Omer

Mr. Sarhad Omar Mohammed Born in Koya town, Erbil Province, Kurdistan Region-Iraq in 1982. He lives in Erbil.

He has graduated from University of Salahaddin-Erbil/ College of Languages/ English Language from 2005. He then received his master degree of Public Policy and Management at the School of Korean Development Institute (KDI), in Seoul, South Korea from 2011.

Mr. Mohammed worked as translator and interpreter at the Zaytun Division, Republic of South Korea Army in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq from 2005 to 2008.

 He also worked for Independent High Electoral Commission, Erbil Office, Kurdistan Region, Iraq from 2009 to 2010. He employed as translator and interpreter at the KRG Ministry of Finance and Economy from 2010 to 2014.

He then moved to the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) and appointed as Director of Administration and Finance in October 2015, he then became the Director of Resource Mobilization in April 2021.

He has involved in many courses and trainings. He speaks Kurdish, English, and conversational Arabic.


Director of Crisis Response and Management

Mariwan Hassan


Mr. Mariwan Hassan Mustafa, holds master degree in sociology at the department of Sociology in the Mansurah University- Republic of Egypt 2014. Beside 8 years of experience in working with different organizations, he has officially started working at the General Directorate of Violence against Women at the Ministry of Interior as director awareness and guidance women’s rights in 2009-2014.  

Later, he moved to the JCC and appointed as Director of crisis response and management at Joint Crisis Coordination Centre in 2014.

Mr. Mariwan Mustafa has attended various training courses, conferences and forums, both as participant and organizer. He has run many seminars and open discussions as a trainer as well. He has received several letters of appreciation for his hard-working and dedication, from the government and none government organizations.

He lives with his wife in Erbil, and has one child.


Director of Information Management and Data Exchange

Ali Ahmed


Mr. Ali AHMED has graduated in College of English Language and Literature at the University of Sulaymaniyah, July 2010. After that, he worked at the  non-governmental organizations until the end of 2012.

Mr. AHMED has joined the Academic College of Police – Erbil. He graduated and carrying a Police Second Lieutenant rank in the Ministry of Interior (MOI). He is promoted to the First Lieutenant Rank in July 2016.

In the beginning of 2016, Mr. AHMED is seconded to the Join Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) and appointed as Director of the Information Management and Data Exchange.

He speaks Kurdish, English, and Arabic.

Born in Erbil Province, Kurdistan Region-Iraq in 1988. He is married and has a child.


Director of Administration and Finance