Mounir Sankary - Counsellor and Trade Commissioner

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Mounir is based in Tehran, where he commenced his posting as Counsellor and Trade Commissioner for Iran in March 2018. He is also responsible for Qatar and manages the Middle East Africa resources and energy initiative, assisting Australian companies doing business in the mining and oil and gas sectors.

Prior to his appointment to Iran, Mounir was Austrade’s Trade Commissioner to the United Arab Emirates, promoting Australia’s capabilities in resources and energy, defence industry and infrastructure in the Middle East North Africa region. Mounir joined Austrade from the private sector, where he was the head of international business for an infrastructure consultancy, international legal experience and previously a client manager for the Queensland Government in the Middle East. He brings to Austrade a passion for international trade and proven capabilities in international risk management, market entry, strategy design and implementation and private international law in Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia.

Mounir holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from Macquarie University and Bachelor of Economics and International Business, majoring in international trade and finance from the University of Queensland. Mounir speaks French, Arabic, Spanish and proficient in Farsi.