Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh

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Mohammadreza Nematzadeh
Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh July 2015 (19961610922).jpg
Nematzadeh in July 2015
Minister of Industry, Mines and Business
In office
15 August 2013 – 20 August 2017
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMehdi Ghazanfari
Succeeded byMohammad Shariatmadari
Minister of Industries and Mines
In office
22 August 1989 – 12 January 1997
PresidentAkbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Preceded byHadi Nejad Hosseinian
Succeeded byGholamreza Shafeei
In office
12 August 1980 – 4 August 1981
PresidentAbulhassan Banisadr
Prime MinisterMohammad-Ali Rajai
Preceded byMahmoud Ahmadzadeh
Succeeded byMostafa Hashemitaba
Minister of Labour
In office
12 February 1980 – 12 August 1980
PresidentAbulhassan Banisadr
Preceded byAli Espahbodi
Succeeded byAhmad Tavakkoli
Personal details
Born (1945-07-09) 9 July 1945 (age 73)
Tabriz, Iran
Political partyExecutives of Construction Party (since 1996)
Moderation and Development Party (since 1999)
Spouse(s)Maryam Bakhtiar[1]
Amene Sahar
Alma materCalifornia Polytechnic State University
AwardsOrden al Mérito y Gestión IRI.png Order of Merit and Management (1st class)[3]
WebsiteGovernment website

Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh (Persian: محمدرضا نعمت‌زاده‎, born 9 July 1945, in Tabriz)is an Iranian politician who was minister of industry of Iran since he was approved by the Iranian parliament on 15 August 2013 until 20 August 2017.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Tabriz[5] in 1945, Nematzadeh received his elementary and secondary education in Tehran and a bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering from California State Polytechnic University in 1968.[6] He was a graduate student in industrial management at the University of California (Berkeley) but was unable to continue and returned to Iran.[7]


Nematzadeh was the minister of labour in 1980 and served as the minister of industry from 1980 to 1981, and again from 1989 to 1997. He also chaired the presidential campaign of the current Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, which led to an election of Rouhani in June, 2013. On 15 August, he was confirmed by the Majlis as minister of industry, mining and trade, receiving 199 Yes votes and 60 Nays.[8] 24 Majlis members did not attend the session.[8] He was announced on 26 July 2017 that he will not be in Rouhani's second cabinet.


  1. ^ شرکتهای تجاری نعمت زاده و دختران!
  2. ^ شرکتهای تجاری نعمت زاده و دختران!
  3. ^ نشان‌های دولتی در روزهای پایانی خاتمی و احمدی‌نژاد به چه‌کسانی رسید؟. Tasnim News Agency (in Persian). 24 August 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  4. ^ News Hamshahri Online
  5. ^ اقتصاد > صنعت و معدن Hamshahri Online Retrieved 13 October 2013
  6. ^ Yearbook 1968 California State Polytechnic University
  7. ^ Bio Nematco
  8. ^ a b "Iranian Parliament Gives Vote of Confidence to Majority of Rouhani's Proposed Ministers". Fars News. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013.