Davoud Danesh-Jafari

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Davoud Danesh-Jafari
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Minister of Finance
In office
14 August 2005 – 1 April 2008
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Safdar Hosseini
Succeeded by Shamseddin Hosseini
Hossein Samsami (Acting)
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 2004 – 12 August 2005
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
In office
28 May 1996 – 26 May 2000
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Personal details
Born 1954 (age 62–63)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Society of Devotees of the Islamic Revolution[1]
Other political
Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran (2004)
Alma mater NIT Srinagar
University of Tehran
Allameh Tabataba'i University
Military service
Allegiance Iran Iran
Service/branch Jihad of Construction
Years of service 1980–1988
Unit Combat engineering
Commands Head of Combat engineering Logistics Headquarter

Iran-Iraq War

Awards Fath Medal.jpg Fath Medal (1982)

Davoud Danesh-Jafari is an Iranian politician and economist who was 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 (Now known as NIT Srinagar)[2] 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[3] In December 2006, he was reported as saying that he intended to reduce US dollar based transactions as much as possible.[4]

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.[5] Oil Minister Gholam Hossein Nozari later announced that Davoud Danesh-Jafari would become its head.[6] The Oil Bourse opened on 17 February 2008 on Kish Island.[7][8][9][10]

He served as the minister of economy and finance affairs in the cabinet of president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad from 2005 to 2008.[11]


Political offices
Preceded by
Safdar Hosseini
Minister of Economy and Finance Affairs of Iran
Succeeded by
Shamseddin Hosseini