Masoud Mir-Kazemi

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Masoud Mir Kazemi
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Head of Parliament of Iran's Commission on Energy
In office
12 June 2012[1] – 17 June 2014[2]
Preceded by Hamid Reza Katouzian[3]
Succeeded by Ali Marvi
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
27 May 2012 – 27 May 2016
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority 585,228 (25.2%)
Minister of Petroleum
In office
9 August 2009 – 16 May 2011
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Gholam Hossein Nozari
Succeeded by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Acting)[4]
Minister of Commerce
In office
24 August 2005 – 9 August 2009
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Mohammad Shariatmadari
Succeeded by Mehdi Ghazanfari
Personal details
Born c. 1960 (age 56–57)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Stability Front
Alma mater Iran University of Science and Technology
Tarbiat Modarres University

Masoud Mir Kazemi (Persian: مسعود میرکاظمی‎‎; born c. 1960) is an Iranian conservative politician who was member of the Parliament of Iran from Tehran district during 2012 until 2016. He was previously served ministerial post in the cabinet of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Early life and education[edit]

Kazemi was born in Tehran in 1960.[5][6] He received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Iran University of Science and Technology in 1986 and 1989, respectively.[5] He also holds PhD in industrial engineering from Tarbiat Modarres University (1996).[6]


After the 1979 revolution, Kazemi became a member of the revolution committees and then of the IRGC.[5] Then he headed Shahed University. He was Iran's minister of commerce during the first term of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from 2005 to 2009.[7] 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.[8]

He served as minister of petroleum from 2009 to 2011,[9] replacing Gholam Hossein Nozari after Ahmadinejad was re-elected.[7]

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.[10] He was not participating in cabinet meetings from June 2011 and Mohammad Aliabadi was acting minister in his absence. He 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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Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Shariatmadari
Minister of Commerce
Succeeded by
Mehdi Ghazanfari
Preceded by
Gholam Hossein Nozari
Minister of Petroleum
Succeeded by
Rostam Ghasemi