Masoud Mir-Kazemi

23 March 2010

A regional decision-maker in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

Masoud Mir-Kazemi

Position: Petroleum Minister, Iran

Biography: As Iran’s petroleum minister since September 2009, Masoud Mir-Kazemi represents Opec’s second biggest producer.

He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering from Tehran University of Science & Technology.

In 1989, he joined Iran’s Centre for Productivity and System Evaluations, later becoming head of the facility. Between 1993-96, he was the head of the research department in the technology and engineering faculty at Iran’s Imam Hossein University. In 1996, he completed a doctorate in industrial engineering. In 2000, Mir-Kazemi became the head of Iran’s national centre for logistics studies and research. He was commerce minister from 2005-09.

In February this year, Mir-Kazemi announced the creation of a national fund for energy projects to help the country cope with international economic sanctions. In March, he said there was no need for a change to current Opec output.

Contact: +98 21 646 6293

A MEED Subscription...

Subscribe or upgrade your current MEED.com package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.

Get Notifications