Edwin Shuker is an Iraqi-Jewish business person and philanthropist. Born in Baghdad to a dwindling community that has been living continuously in that region since 586 bc.Edwin works to preserve Jewish shrines and sites to keep the link between Iraq and its displaced Jewish community. Edwin is Vice President of the European Jewish Congress and a member of the Executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. An international activist and public speaker on the Middle East and in particular the subject of Jews from Arab countries, particularly his native Iraq. Edwin has engaged in and supported many projects promoting human rights and freedom in the Middle East.