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    بيژن نامدار زنگنه


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    (Wikipedia) - Bijan Namdar Zangeneh Bijan Namdar Zangeneh Minister of Petroleum President Deputy Preceded by President Preceded by Succeeded by Minister of Energy President Prime Minister Preceded by Succeeded by Minister of Agriculture President Prime Minister Preceded by Succeeded by Personal details Born Political party Alma mater Religion Signature
    Incumbent
    Assumed office 15 August 2013
    Hassan Rouhani
    Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh
    Rostam Ghasemi
    In office 14 August 1997 – 7 August 2005
    Mohammad Khatami
    Gholam Reza Aghazadeh
    Kazem Vaziri Hamane
    In office 2 September 1988 – 14 August 1997
    Ali Khamenei Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
    Mir-Hossein Mousavi
    Mohammad-Taghi Banqi
    Habibollah Bitaraf
    In office 14 November 1983 – 2 September 1988
    Ali Khamenei
    Mir-Hossein Mousavi
    Office established
    Gholamreza Forouzesh
    (1953-03-15) 15 March 1953 (age 61) Kermanshah, Iran
    Executives of Construction Party
    Tehran University
    Islam

    Bijan Namdar Zangeneh (Persian: بيژن نامدار زنگنه ‎) is an Iranian politician, who served at different cabinets of Iran. He has been serving as oil minister since 15 August 2013 in the cabinet led by Hassan Rouhani.

    Early life and education

    Zangeneh was born in Kermanshah in 1953. He spent his early school years in his hometown before moving to Tehran where he received his high school diploma. He received his MSc in civil engineering from the University of Tehran in 1977 and then became a member of the academic staff of the Khajeh Nasireddin Tousi University (K.N.Toosi University of Technology).

    Career and activities

    Following the 1979 revolution, Zangeneh was appointed deputy for the minister of culture and Islamic guidance in 1980. In 1983, he was made minister of construction jihad. He was appointed minister of energy in the government of Mir-Hossein Mousavi in 1988. He also served as the energy minister in Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani''s cabinet and made massive efforts for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the country''s water and electricity industry in the aftermath of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War and the damages caused to the industry in the Iraqi attacks. He was the minister of petroleum in Mohammad Khatami''s cabinet. Zangeneh was replaced by Kazem Vaziri Hamane in the post on 29 August 2005 as appointed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    He was appointed as a member of the Expediency Council by the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in 1996. He taught at several universities and academic centers.

    In early August 2013, Zangeneh was nominated as the petroleum minister by President Rouhani and was confirmed on 15 August. On 21 August Zanganeh was named as the head of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) for 2013. Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh was appointed Zangeneh''s deputy on 3 September.

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