THE TAHA FAMILY

 

The Taha family is a well-known and prominent Iraqi family that originally belongs to the distinguished Tae tribe that initially lived in the northern Jazeera region of Iraq in which is famous for its generosity, hospitality and ethical tribal kindheartedness. To give you a perspective of their illustrious history and backgroundwe will summarize 5 generations of the Taha family.

HAJI TAHA YAHIA AL TAIEE

In the mid-18th Century, Hajji Taha moved to Basra a booming city at the time and his drive and motivation lead him to purchase several lands and properties, whicheventually became valuable investments. Hajji Taha remained and lived in Basra until he passed away in 1912.

JUDGE ISSA TAHA (1901 – 1975)

His son Issa Taha studied his primary and secondary schools in Basra and graduated from the college of Law in Baghdad in 1923 to become the first judge in several middle Euphrates cities of Iraq such as Najaf, Babylon, and Karbala where he then became a successful private sector advocate and an active Member of Parliament after very good years of civil service with the Iraqi Ministry of Justice.

THE LATE ADVOCATE KHALID ISSA TAHA (1927 – 2011)

 

His son Khalid followed his father’s footsteps and graduated in 1950 from the University of Law in Baghdad and went directly to the private sector and successfullygraduating to become one of the famous and well established lawyers in Iraq, especially on Iraqi-international law. He was appointed as legal advisor for many International and well-known companies in Iraq,particularly during the booming era of 1975-1985.Due to his anti-Saddam attitude, he was sent to prison in 1982 and released in 1985 and decided to move to the U.K in 1989 as a safe haven to open an office in London and an NGO called Lawyers without Borders that included many anti-Saddam political activities till the end of the Saddam dictatorship in 2003. He continued his support and legal advice to upgrade and modernize the Iraqi law system till his death in 2011 as an Iraqi-British citizen. He was married to Aida IzzatTahseen, the daughter of the well-recognized pharmacist IzzetTahseen who wasthe owner of the first pharmacy in Hilla-Babylon and graduated from Sheffield University on a master degree in Political Economics in 1954.

THE TAHA FAMILY

HAJI TAHA YAHIA AL TAIEE

JUDGE ISSA TAHA

THE LATE ADVOCATE KHALID ISSA TAHA

WALID KHALID ISSA TAHA - FOUNDER & CEO OF TAHA & PARTNERS GROUP

ALI KHALID ISSA TAHA

Family_Khalid Taha

KHAILD WALID ISSA TAHA (OPERATIONS MANAGER OF TAHA & PARTNERS GROUP)

ALI WALID KHALID ISSA TAHA

FOUNDER & CEO OF TAHA & PARTNERS GROUP

Walid Khalid Issa Taha is the third generation and founder of Taha Group who was born in 1958. He studied in Madam Adel Elementary School and moved onto Baghdad College (Jesuit School) for his Primary and Secondary School Studies. He then graduated as an Electrical Engineer from Baghdad University of Technology in 1981. Refusing to join the Ba’ath Party, he served inthe compulsory army service from 1981 to 1985. He was then released due to U.N Regulations which stated that Engineers will lose their graduate certificate if they do not practice more than 3 years.

From 1985-1988 he worked as an electrical contractor with different GOI entities and private sector factories and established The Eastern Company for Commercial Agencies in 1988 which succeeded in representing several well-known railway and locomotives European manufacturers to achieve contracts with IRRC.

In 1990, his activities were frozen due to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait where there were limited commercial activities done due to the sanction and the economic stationary status that followed the invasion.Yet in 1996 the United Nations signed the Oil for Food program with Iraq and importation activities resumed. Under this program he again started his successful progress in importing more than 200MUSD of goods and equipment to Iraqi railways,Taji Gas,Ministry of OIL,(GFC),and etc.

In 2003, a new open market started and the Taha Group of companies started to potentially expand and in 2004 a joint venture was made with the well known Kubba Group as one of the large industrial and banking pioneers in Iraq to create.  In 2007 the Taha group became the Taha & Partners Group which is now one of the leading Iraqi groups in Iraq.

ALI KHALID ISSA TAHA

 

Ali Khalid Issa Taha,the second son of the late Khalid Issa Taha, was born in 1966 and is the only brother of Walid Issa Taha. Ali Khalid Issa Taha finished high school in Al Mansour Secondary High School and graduated as one of the country-widetop students in Iraq. This had opened many doors for him to join any college or university in Iraq.Having that option in hand, he chose to study at the prestigious Architectural Department in the University of Baghdad.

KHAILD WALID ISSA TAHA (OPERATIONS MANAGER OF TAHA & PARTNERS GROUP)

 

The Fourth Generation is Khalid Walid Issa Taha (Khalid Taha Jr.) who was born in 1982 and graduated from NYIT with an MBA degree. He joined his father’s Company in 2009 and now plays a major role in the Taha & Partners Group as the Operations Manager, taking care of day-to-day operations.

ALI WALID KHALID ISSA TAHA (1991)

 

Ali Walid Issa Taha who was born in 1991is also part of the Fourth Generation. He finished his studies at the University of Toronto in Canada, in the field of Marketing and Economics. Currently, he is working with Seart Company and has the ambition to be involved and to play a key role in the expansion of Taha & Partners Group.