Davoud Danesh-Jafari is the former minister of economy and finance affairs of Iran.
Born in 1954 in Tehran, Danesh-Jafari graduated with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Regional Engineering College, Srinagar (Affiliated to Kashmir University) India. In 1992 he received a master's degree in economics, and in 2001 he obtained a PhD from Allameh Tabatabaii University, Iran. He was a member of the parliament in the 5th term and in the 7th term.
Since 2006 he was involved in plans to create the Iranian Oil Bourse, a commodity exchange for oil and oil byproducts, which would trade mostly in the Iranian currency and other major currencies In December 2006, he was reported as saying that he intended to reduce US dollar based transactions as much as possible.
In January 2008, he announced that the Iranian Oil Bourse would be opened during the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution (February 1–11) a month later. Oil Minister Gholam Hossein Nozari later announced that Davoud Danesh-Jafari would become its head. The Oil Bourse opened on 17 February 2008 on Kish Island.
He served as the minister of economy and finance affairs in the cabinet of president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad from 2005 to 2008.
- Ministry of Economic and Finance Affairs: Davoud Danesh Jafari
- Ministry to offer IOB Articles of Association in two months, 19 May 2006, Mehr News Agency
- Iran May Reduce Use of Dollar, Tehran Papers Say, 6 December 2006, Bloomberg
- Iran Oil Bourse to deal blow to dollar
- "Iran to launch oil and gas exchange 27 February". RIA Novosti. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2008.
- 1st phase of Iran oil stock inaugurated on Kish Island, IRNA Reports, 17 February 2008
- Oil bourse opens in Iran's Kish Island Retrieved 17 February 2008
- Iran Oil Bourse may use Russian ruble , Press TV Reports, 15 February 2008
- "Kish Stock Exchange Director: There are no limitations on transactions by foreigners at the Oil Bourse". Kish Free Zone Organization. 18 February 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2008.
- Alfoneh, Ali (Spring 2011). "All Ahmadinejad's Men". The Middle East Quarterly. XVIII (2): 79–84. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
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