Speaker at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool 2018

Abdullah Al-Shakarchi

"Iraq During Sanctions: A Tale of Survival"

Abdullah Al-Shakarchi is a Master in Management candidate at London Business School. Prior to attending LBS, he was a Formula 1 engineer at McLaren Applied Technologies. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey and completed internships in the automotive and aviation sectors. He is a recipient of various innovation awards, including recently a global Airbus Fly Your Ideas finalist.

Iraq During Sanctions: A Tale of Survival

How do individuals survive the hardships of conflict and a trade embargo? London Business School Masters in Management student, Abdullah Al-Shakarchi, grew up in the aftermath of the Gulf War of 1990. He tells the story of Iraq's people uniting under the slogan "Screw the Embargo" to defy the horrors of Saddam Hussein's tyranny and international sanctions, reflecting on the decade's lasting impact on Iraqis today. Iraq's secret to resilience was having the correct resources and a timeless spirit of adaptation and innovation.

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