Ali Rabiei

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Ali Rabei
Ali Rabieiو Minister of Labour علی ربیعی وزیر کار ایران 17.jpg
Ali Rabiei in April 2016
Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare
Assumed office
15 August 2013
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Asadollah Abbasi
Personal details
Born (1955-12-06) 6 December 1955 (age 62)
Tehran, Iran
Political party Islamic Labour Party
Worker House
Spouse(s) Narges Hosseinzadeh (1981–2007, her death)[1]
Children 4[2][3]
Residence Tehran, Iran
Alma mater University of Tehran
Profession Politician, Sociologist
Website official website

Ali Rabei (Persian: علی ربیعی‎, born 6 December 1955), also known by his nickname Ebad,[4] is an Iranian politician and sociologist and the country's Minister of Labour. He was an adviser to the former President Mohammad Khatami from 1997 to 2005. On 4 August 2013, he was nominated for as minister of labour to the incumbent cabinet by Hassan Rouhani. He is also professor at Payame Noor University.

Early life and education[edit]

Ali Rabei was born on 6 December 1955 in Javadieh, Tehran. He graduated from University of Tehran with a degree in state management in the 1970s and became a technician at General Motors factory in Tehran. He was arrested by SAVAK in a labour strike in Ekbatan.

Political career[edit]

Following the Iranian Revolution, Rabei became a member of Islamic Republican Party and its labour branch head. Then, he was appointed by then Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan as a member of labour law codification, a membership he held until present. He is one of the closets to the Mohammad Khatami. After Khatami's election, Rabei was one of his advisors for social affairs. He was also Khatami's representative at the Ministry of Intelligence in 2001. He was also the head of Presidential Secretariat and executive committee and Homeland Security Committee Propaganda of Supreme National Security Council under Hassan Rouhani from 2002 to 2005. After the election of Rouhani as president, he was nominated for the Minister of Labour. He was confirmed by the parliament on 15 August 2013.


  • “Sociological changes in value in Iran”, 1993
  • “Sociology, political corruption in the third world countries”, 1996
  • “National Security Studies”, 1997
  • “The crux of the civil administration”, 1998
  • “Knowledge management in organizations”, 2001
  • “Knowledge management processes and procedures”, 2008
  • “Risk and Crisis Management”, 2013


Political offices
Preceded by
Asadollah Abbasi
Minister of Labour
Succeeded by