Parviz Fattah

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Parviz Fattah
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President of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation
Assumed office
1 September 2015
Preceded by Hossein Anvari
Minister of Energy
In office
17 August 2005 – 2 August 2009
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Habibollah Bitaraf
Succeeded by Majid Namjoo
Personal details
Born Parviz Fattah Gharabaghi
(1961-01-01) January 1, 1961 (age 56)
Qarah Bagh, Urmia, Iran
Political party Front of Islamic Revolution Stability[1]
Children 2[2]
Alma mater Sharif University of Technology
Amirkabir University of Technology
Imam Hussein University[3]
Religion Islam

Seyid Parviz Fattah Gharabaghi (Persian: سید پرویز فتاح‎‎, born 1 January 1961 in Urmia, West Azerbaijan) is an Iranian politician, former member of Revolutionary Guard and former minister of energy in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first cabinet from 2005 to 2009. He is currently head of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Urmia in 1961, he has license of Civil engineering from Sharif University of Technology, a master's degree in systems engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran and PHD from Imam Hossein University in Tehran.


Fattah was appointed energy minister in 2005 and approved by the Majlis with 194 votes in favor.[5] He was in office until 2009. Then he became the executive director of the foundation, Bonyad Taavon Sepah, which is the IRGC's cooperative foundation[6] He was also named deputy commander of the IRGC's construction body, Khatam ol Anbia.[7]


The US Treasury Department put sanctions on Fattah in December 2010 due to his activities in the Bonyad Taavon Sepah that provides services to the IRGC.[6][8]


  1. ^ "Iran political parties prepare for presidential elections", Iran's View, 7 March 2013, retrieved 11 April 2017 
  2. ^ زندگینامه: سید پرویز‌ فتاح (۱۳۴۰- )
  3. ^ Alfoneh, Ali (May 2008). "Ahmadinejad versus the Technocrats" (PDF). Middle East Outlook. 4: 1–9. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Iran: 17 proposed ministers receive votes of confidence, 4 rejected". Payvand. 25 August 2005. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Fact Sheet: Treasury Designates Iranian Entities Tied to the IRGC and IRISL" (Press release). US Treasury Department. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Erdbrink, Thomas (10 January 2010). "Elite force's growing role in Iran may limit U.S. options". The Washington Post. Tehran. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Lawmaker: Anti-Iran sanctions childish". PressTV. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 

Political offices
Preceded by
Habibollah Bitaraf
Minister of Energy of Iran
Succeeded by
Majid Namjoo