Mr. Sarwar Pedawi


Mr. Sarwar Pedawi is a global inventor, entrepreneur, and successful businessman whose leadership in developing business opportunities has contributed strongly to Kurdistan’s and Iraq’s development. Mr. Pedawi is the Founder and Chairman of North Light Holding based in Iraq and the UAE. North Light’s interests include IT, various industrial sectors, healthcare, free economic zone facilities, and distribution networks. Prior to founding North Light Holding, he was the Founder and Chairman of the Ster Group based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where he played a pivotal role in bringing this group of companies to fruition. Mr. Pedawi served as an engineer in the Dutch army during the first Gulf War in 1991, and later he was as economic advisor to the President of the Kurdistan Region. Mr. Pedawi is a founding member of AUK’s Board of Trustees, playing a constructive role during the establishment phase.

Mr. Pedawi holds several degrees in different fields including engineering, management, finance and physical education. He completed his undergraduate degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 1988 in The Netherland. Later, he completed his postgraduate degree in engineering in Avionics. Mr. Pedawi holds a master’s degree in banking and finance and is currently pursuing a PhD.