Bijan Namdar Zangeneh
|Minister of Petroleum|
15 August 2013
|Deputy||Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh|
14 August 1997 - 7 August 2005
|Gholam Reza Aghazadeh|
|Kazem Vaziri Hamane|
|Minister of Energy|
2 September 1988 - 14 August 1997
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
|Abolhassan Khamoushi (Acting)|
|Minister of Jihad of Construction|
14 November 1983 - 2 September 1988
|Born||June 1951 (age 68)|
|Political party||Executives of Construction Party|
|Alma mater||University of Tehran|
Bijan Namdar Zangeneh (Persian: ? ; born June 1951) is an Iranian politician, who served as minister at different cabinets after the Islamic Revolution for 32 years. He has been serving as oil minister since 15 August 2013 in the cabinet led by Hassan Rouhani.
Zangeneh was born to a Kurdish family in Kermanshah in 1951. 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 Civil Engineering professor at K. N. Toosi University of Technology until his retirement in 2006.
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; but he was basically a faculty member at K. N. Toosi University of Technology.
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 as Zangeneh's deputy on 3 September.
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| Minister of Energy
Gholam Reza Aghazadeh
| Minister of Petroleum
Kazem Vaziri Hamane
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