Justin Carney

Regional Vice-President, Middle East North Africa at Business Impact Networks

Justin Carney

Regional Vice-President, Middle East North Africa at Business Impact Networks

Biography

Regional VP Middle-East North Africa at Business Impact Networks

Mr. Carney serves as Vice President of Middle East and North Africa for Business Impact Networks as well as Managing Partner at Aggrandize International. Mr. Carney’s ten plus years of experience in the Middle East has been focused on value chain creation and local and global collaboration amongst key stakeholder groups. Mr. Carney has diverse experience in value chain creation and stakeholder engagement ranging from working alongside small share farmers in rural Kurdish villages to advising Ministers and advisory counsels on national food security and policy reform. Mr. Carney’s has held management positions in various sectors including non-profits, Oil and Gas, Agriculture Development and processing companies. Mr. Carney believes each stakeholder plays a pivotal role in creating and sharing value in a healthily, growing sustainable economy.

Prior to Business Impact Networks Mr. Carney was General Manager for Agrisoya in Erbil, Iraq. As General Manager for Agrisoya, Mr. Carney played the lead role in securing start-up capital investment and lead liaison between the company and the Kurdistan Regional Government. The relationships that were formed during this time led to eventual policy reform, trainings university students in value ad processing, government research and new crop introduction.

During his time in the Oil and Gas sector, Mr. Carney utilized his knowledge of Kurdish language, culture and experience to development stakeholder engagement protocols and new community investment strategies. Adopting these new strategies led to a focus on economically sustainable community impact projects. The community engagement policies led to better relations between the community and the oil company. Mr. Carney was appointed to train international staff on Kurdish culture and appreciative behavior. Mr. Carney’s years in Kurdistan also played a valuable role while negotiating operational challenges and resolving community grievances.

Mr. Carney studied Ag economics and processing at the University of Illinois and International Relations at Ozark Christian College.

All session by Justin Carney

Centralization or Decentralization of Iraq’s Economic and Commercial policy

11:30 - 12:45
Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington D.C.