Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh

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Mohammadreza Nematzadeh
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Nematzadeh in July 2015
Minister of Industries and Business
Assumed office
15 August 2013
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Mehdi Ghazanfari
Minister of Industries and Mines
In office
22 August 1989 – 12 January 1997
President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Preceded by Hadi Nejad Hosseinian
Succeeded by Gholamreza Shafeei
In office
12 August 1980 – 4 August 1981
President Abulhassan Banisadr
Prime Minister Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Preceded by Mahmoud Ahmadzadeh
Succeeded by Mostafa Hashemitaba
Minister of Labour
In office
12 February 1980 – 12 August 1980
President Abulhassan Banisadr
Preceded by Mir-Mohammad Sadeghi
Succeeded by Ahmad Tavakkoli
Personal details
Born (1945-07-09) 9 July 1945 (age 71)
Tabriz, Iran
Political party Executives of Construction Party (since 1996)
Moderation and Development Party (since 1999)
Spouse(s) Maryam Bakhtiar[1]
Children Shabnam
Alma mater California Polytechnic State University
Religion Islam
Awards Orden al Mérito y Gestión IRI.png Order of Merit and Management (1st class)[3]
Website Government website

Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh (Persian: محمدرضا نعمت زاده, born 9 July 1945 in Tabriz) is an Iranian politician and engineer and the incumbent minister of industry of Iran since he was approved by the Iranian parliament on 15 August 2013.[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 Quchan Islamic Azad 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]