Nasrin Soltankhah

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Nasrin Soltankhah
Nasrin Soltankhah 2015.jpg
Nasrin Soltankhah in 2015
Vice President of Iran
Head of National Elites Foundation
In office
21 September 2009 – 5 October 2013
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Sadeq Vaeez Zadeh
Succeeded by Sorena Sattari
Head of Center for Women and Family Affairs
In office
9 December 2005 – 21 February 2006
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Zahra Shojaei
Succeeded by Zohreh Tabibzadeh-Nouri
Member of City Council of Tehran
In office
29 April 2003 – 29 April 2007
Personal details
Born (1963-04-10) 10 April 1963 (age 55)
Tehran, Iran
Political party Coalition of the Pleasant Scent of Servitude
Other political
Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran
Awards Orden al Mérito y Gestión IRI.png Order of Merit and Management (2nd class)[1]

Nasrin Soltankhah (Persian: نسرین سلطان‌خواه‎) is an Iranian politician who was a Vice President under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from 2009 to 2013.[2]


Soltankhan received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (1976), a Master of Science in Mathematics (1978), and a PhD in Mathematics (1994) from Sharif University of Technology.[3]


Cabinet position[edit]

Soltankhan was appointed to the Iranian Cabinet on September 25, 2005 by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. She was also president of Iran's National Elites Foundation.

Center for Women and Family Affairs[edit]

Soltankhan's portfolio includes both the position as head of the Center for Women and Family Affairs (formerly called the Center for Women's Participation, or CWP) and also the position of advisor to the President on issues pertaining to women.

Soltankhan has mentioned three main points for women-related policies which the center will be focusing on. These are, “upholding human dignity of women regardless of their gender,“ “capitalizing on women’s potentials in managerial and decision-making arenas,“ and “emphasizing on women’s key role in families.“ Soltankhah has also stated that the center is engaged in directing women’s capabilities into different social and cultural fields as well as generating jobs for them.

Political affiliation[edit]

Soltankhan is a member of the political organization called the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran.

City Council of Tehran[edit]

Apart from her work in the executive branch of the Iranian government, Nasrin Soltankhan was also on the City Council of Tehran having won a seat in 2003. The term of service for her council seat ended in 2007.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Sadeq Vaeez Zadeh
Head of National Elites Foundation
Succeeded by
Sorena Sattari
Preceded by
Zahra Shojaei
as Head of Center for Women's Participation Affairs
Head of Center for Women and Family Affairs
Succeeded by
Zohreh Tabibzadeh-Nouri