North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH) is an investment firm focused on opportunities in Iraq, the greater Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Founded in 2011 by Hyatt Hotels executive chairman, Thomas Pritzker and former US Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, Paul Brinkley, NAWAH is one of the first American companies to make a multi-million dollar capital investment in a reemergent Iraq.

With over 70+ years of collective experience operating in Western Asia, NAWAH combines its unique expertise and understanding of the region with its global industrial network to identify and develop successful business ventures.

Paul Brinkley
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Before launching NAWAH, Paul Brinkley served as U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, leading a groundbreaking task force charged with developing economic opportunities in Iraq and Afghanistan through a range of efforts, including the successful encouragement of investment by U.S. and Western businesses. Before his government post, Brinkley held a number of senior executive roles with Silicon Valley technology companies, including JDS Uniphase and Nortel Networks. A licensed professional engineer, he is the recipient of four U.S. patents, and has published research on process optimization, production economics and artificial intelligence.

Tom Pritzker
Chairman & Co-Founder

As NAWAH's chairman of the board, Tom Pritzker is a recognized leader in international business. Pritzker is also chairman and CEO of the Pritzker Organization, the principal financial and investment adviser to various Pritzker family business interests. He is executive chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corporation and chairman of Marmon Group, Inc. He serves on the board of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Over his career, Pritzker has founded and played a central role in companies in a number of different industries. Pritzker is also active in a number of philanthropic organizations including chairing the Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the Pritzker Architecture Prize.


We believe Western Asia is comprised of great societies, many of which are at pivotal moments in their history. To harness this unparalleled moment in the region's history requires a partner with unrivaled operating experience, business insight, and core beliefs.

Our Values

Passion: We commit all of our ability to every effort we undertake in order to ensure success.
Reliability: We exceed expectations by always doing what we say we will do.
Integrity: We model integrity and transparency in everything we do.
Respect: We honor and respect the cultures wherever we operate.
Excellence: We execute all aspects of our business operations with clearly measured world-class operational and financial performance.


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North America Western Asia Holdings
Basra | Baghdad | Dubai
Telephone, U.S.: +1.202.540.0207
Telephone, UAE: +971.4.885.2034
Email: info@nawah.com
Sales: sales@nawah.com

NAWAH Supply & Distribution
Eric Clark, Senior Vice President for Sales & Marketing
Mobile (UAE): +971.52.645.4902
Mobile (U.S.): +1.571.419.4219
Mobile (Iraq): +964.781.333.4474

NAWAH Port Management
Fatima Faisal, NPM Director – Sales and Marketing
Mobile (UAE): +971.52.645.4900