Ali Akbar Mehrabian

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Ali Akbar Mehrabian
Minister of Industries and Mines
In office
2 November 2007 – 3 August 2011
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Ali Reza Tahmasbi
Succeeded by Mehdi Ghazanfari
(Industries and Business)
Personal details
Born (1975 -02-02) 2 February 1975 (age 42)
Kerman, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Awards Ribbon of Cunstruction.png Order of Construction (2nd class)[1]

Ali Akbar Mehrabian (Persian: علی‌اكبر محرابيان‎, born 1970) is an Iranian politician who was minister of industries and mines from 2 November 2007 to 3 August 2011 and master's degree in economic science from Tehran University. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proposed he retain this post in the 2009 cabinet. In 2011, it was announced that ministry of industries and mines would be merged with ministry of commerce and Mehrabian would leave the cabinet afterward.[2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Mehrabian was born 1970 in Isfahan, Iran. His family is from Isfahan. Mehrabi studied at Shiraz University and Tehran university. .[5][6][3][4]

Ministerial activities[edit]

As minister, Mehrabian travelled the world promoting Iran's commercial interests in friendly countries such as Qatar,[7] Belarus,[8] Egypt [9] and Venezuela.[10] He involved in the discussions of a potential World Oil Bank involving Russia and Venezuela,[11] and agreed a cooperation protocol with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[12] He also promoted Iran's bilateral links and financial support for Cuba.[13]

He expressed deep concern over the non-adherence of industrial states to their commitments to control the emission of greenhouse gases.[14]

He implemented policies to encourage production of cars powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).[15] Because Iran suffers from a lack of refining capacity, gasoline is rationed. Hundreds of thousands of gasoline-powered vehicles are also being converted to use a bi-fuel system allowing CNG as an alternative fuel.[16] He encouraged developments under which cars with Iranian content would be built in Egypt[9] and Syria.[17]

Following deadly crashes of imported aircraft, he also hoped to develop domestic production of aircraft.[18] He promoted production of steel, copper,[19] and coal.[20] He implemented policies pressurising companies alleged to have links with businesses who trade with Israel, such as Coca-Cola, Nestle and Benetton[21]

Rejected the claim of plagiarism by court[edit]


Hossein Hashemi reformist MP and head of parliament's industry committee that the time is now Tehran governor said after scrutiny of the safe room project in favor of Ali Akbar Mehrabian voted court and the statements of the plaintiff's claim rejected.[23][24]



  1. ^ نشان‌های دولتی در روزهای پایانی خاتمی و احمدی‌نژاد به چه‌کسانی رسید؟. Tasnim News Agency (in Persian). 24 August 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived 17 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b "زندگینامه: علی اکبر محرابیان (۱۳۴۸-)". Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  4. ^ a b "پايان نامه هاي دفاع شده". Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  5. ^ Rivetti, Paola (February 2012). "Islamic Republic: Shaping Iran's politics through the campus". In Rouzbeh Parsi. Iran: A RevolutIonary RepublIc in TransItIon (Chaillot Papers). Paris: Institute for Security Studies European Union. ISBN 978-92-9198-198-4. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ahmadinejad's 'Family Justice'". Radio Free Europe. 8 June 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Visit of H. E. Eng. Ali Akbar Mehrabian, Iranian Minister of Industry and Mines
  8. ^ Belarus, Iran to speed up Jofeyr deposit development
  9. ^ a b Archived from the original on 31 May 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  11. ^ Iran, Russia and Venezuela prepared to set up world oil bank
  12. ^ Iran, DR Congo ink cooperation protocol
  13. ^ "Iran wants to loan more money to Cuba, up to 500million Euros". Havana Journal. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  14. ^ Iran curbing greenhouse gases
  15. ^ 120,000 CNG cars produced in 4 months
  16. ^ 650,000 Vehicles Converted to Bi-fuel System
  17. ^ President Al-Assad Affirms Importance of Syrian-Iranian Cars Factory
  18. ^ Planes Iran to Produce Passenger Planes Zawya, 29 July 2009
  19. ^ Iran Plans to Produce 250,000 Tons of Copper in Year to March Bloomberg
  20. ^ Iran to increase production of steel, copper, coal
  21. ^ Iran pressures firm over Coca-Cola links
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  24. ^ a b Ali Akbar Dareini (28 July 2009). "Court finds Iran minister guilty of fraud". Google. Retrieved 1 August 2009. [dead link]
  25. ^ "Minister of Industry guilty in 'Safe room' matter". BBC (in Persian). 27 July 2009. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  26. ^ "Tehran court finds Iran minister guilty of fraud". Tehran Times. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Ali-Reza Tahmasbi
Ministry of Industries and Mines
Succeeded by
Mehdi Ghazanfari
as Minister of Industries and Business