|Masoud Mir Kazemi|
|Member of Parliament of Iran|
27 May 2012
|Minister of Petroleum of Iran|
9 August 2009 – 3 August 2011
|Preceded by||Gholam Hossein Nozari|
|Succeeded by||Rostam Ghasemi|
|Minister of Commerce of Iran|
24 August 2005 – 9 August 2009
|Preceded by||Mohammad Shariatmadari|
|Succeeded by||Mehdi Ghazanfari|
|Born||1960 (age 54–55)
|Alma mater||Iran University of Science and Technology
Tarbiat Modarres University
Early life and education
Kazemi was born in Tehran in 1960. He received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Iran University of Science and Technology in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He also holds PhD in industrial engineering from Tarbiat Modarres University (1996).
After the 1979 revolution, Kazemi became a member of the revolution committees and then of the IRGC. Then he headed Shahed University. He was Iran's minister of commerce during the first term of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from 2005 to 2009. Kazemi discussed the possibility of making neighbouring Iraq a major gas export market, citing the destruction of Iraq's energy infrastructure as a result of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
On 14 October 2010, Mir Kazemi was elected as conference president for 2011 OPEC.
On 9 May 2011, it was announced that Mir Kazemi, Sadegh Mahsouli and Ali Akbar Mehrabian would leave the cabinet. He was not enjoyed to the cabinet meetings from June 2011 and Mohammad Aliabadi was acting minister in his absence. He was announced his candidacy for Parliament of Iran in the 2012 legislative election on 22 December 2011 and was elected as a MP from Tehran.
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- Mehrabian, Mir Kazemi and Mahsouli will leave cabinet Tabnak
|Minister of Commerce
Gholam Hossein Nozari
|Minister of Petroleum