Majid Namjoo

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Majid Namjoo
Minister of Energy
In office
24 August 2009 – 15 August 2013
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Parviz Fattah
Succeeded by Hamid Chitchian
Personal details
Born (1963-01-05) 5 January 1963 (age 51)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Alma mater Shahid Bahonar University

Majid Namjoo (مجيد نامجو in Persian) (born 5 January 1963) is an Iranian politician who was the minister of energy from 24 August 2009 to 15 August 2013.

Early life[edit]

Namjoo was born in Tehran on 5 January 1963.[1]


Namjoo was member of Kerman city Council from 2001 to 2008 and became deputy minister of energy in February 2008. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad nominated Namjoo as minister of energy in August 2009 and he was approved by the Majlis as minister with 210 out of 290 votes. Namjoo's tenure ended on 15 August 2013 and he was replaced by Hamid Chitchian in the post.[2]


Namjoo was put by the European Union into the sanction list due to his connection to Iran's nuclear program on 16 October 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Persons referred to at point (2) of Article 1". Official Journal of the EU. October 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "15 of 18 Proposed Iranian Cabinet Ministers Devoted by Parliament". Mojnews. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Parviz Fattah
Minister of Energy
Succeeded by
Hamid Chitchian