Shakir is the Iraq Country Manager for Dana Gas and has held this position since 2007. Prior, Shakir was the Iraq-Countrywide Cognizant Technical Officer (CTO) and he was the General Development Specialist and Activity Manager for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – Iraq Mission, from 2003 to 2007 he was also assigned and worked in developing several sectors like Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Education, Local Governance, Economic Growth, Power Generation and building the infrastructure projects in Kurdistan region and Iraq under USAID activities and budget in Iraq.
From 2001 through 2003, he managed the Integrated Rural Agricultural Rehabilitation Program in the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) in Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Shakir is a member of the Iraqi Physics & Mathematics Society. He obtained a B.Sc. in Physics from the College of Science of the Al-Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad in 1993. He completed Iraq Public Policy & Leadership Program at the American University of Sharjah – UAE in 2013.