Taif Sami Mohammed assumed the Deputy Finance Minister position in 2019 and simultaneously holds this position and Director General (DG) of the Budget Department. She has worked at the Ministry of Finance for approximately 36 years, starting initially as a budget analyst in 1985 and working her way up to Deputy Director General of the Budget Department in 2005, when she became the DG of the Budget Department. A front-line leader against corrupt practices, Ms. Mohammed is known as the “Iron Woman.” A political independent, Ms. Mohammed has been integral in preventing and deterring budget corruption in Iraq. Ms. Mohammed received a bachelor of economics from the University of Baghdad (1985). She also has a diploma from the Arab Planning Institute in Kuwait, focused on planning and development (1989-90).