27 Aug 2023

The Association of the Petroleum Industry of Kurdistan APIKUR names Myles B. Caggins III as spokesman


27 August 2023

The Association of the Petroleum Industry of Kurdistan (‘APIKUR’) is pleased to announce that its new spokesman is retired Colonel Myles B. Caggins III, U.S. Army, who previously served as the communications director and senior spokesman for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Myles is a military veteran and public affairs expert with over 26 years of service in the United States Army. He has served three tours in Iraq, serving alongside the Iraqi Army and Kurdish Peshmerga—including in Diyala, Southern provinces, Baghdad, and Kurdistan. Myles is a frequent international affairs commentator on Arabic and Kurdish-language media networks. He has also led strategic communications programs at the Pentagon and the White House.

“APIKUR’s member companies directly employ thousands of hard-working Iraqi citizens, and thousands more indirectly through service companies, contractors and the communities neighboring our operations and offices” said Caggins. “It is imperative that Iraq remains a business-friendly environment—including for international oil companies--in order to continue on a path toward prosperity and to attract additional foreign investments.”

Myles brings extensive public relations experience to APIKUR and will be instrumental for the Association and its member companies as they advance their significant contributions to the Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional economies.


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APIKUR’s objective and purpose is to promote the KRI as an attractive destination for international oil and gas companies, service providers and investors. In addition, APIKUR aims to advocate for and represent the common interests of its Members, function as a joint and effective voice towards all relevant stakeholders whether in the KRI, or elsewhere, and provide a forum for its Members to share appropriate public industry information and best practices. APIKUR is a Company Limited by Guarantee established under English law. For more information, visit www.apikur.uk


Arabic language press release