Safdar Hosseini

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Safdar Hosseini
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Chairman of the National Development Fund of Iran
In office
1 October 2013 – 2 July 2016
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Mohammad Reza Farzin[1]
Succeeded by Ahmad Dost Hosseini
Minister of Finance
In office
2 November 2004 – 14 August 2005
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Tahmasb Mazaheri
Succeeded by Davoud Danesh Jafari
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
In office
19 August 2001 – 2 November 2004
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Hossein Kamali
Succeeded by Nasser Khaleghi
Personal details
Born 1954 (age 62–63)
Izeh, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Islamic Iran Participation Front
Children Fatemeh
Alma mater Shiraz University
University of Saskatchewan

Safdar Hosseini (Persian: صفدر حسینی‎‎; born 1954) is an Iranian academic and politician, who has served in various cabinet posts. He was chairman of the National Development Fund of Iran from 2013 until his resignation in 2016. He was resigned after governmental managers payroll scandal.

Early life and education[edit]

Hosseini was born in 1954.[2] His family are from the province of Khuzestan.[2] He holds a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Shiraz University and also, received a PhD in the same field from University of Saskatchewan of Canada.[2]


Hosseini is a member of the Islamic Iran Participation Front. He also is a university professor at Tehran University.

Hosseini was the minister of labour and social affairs in the cabinet of the then president Mohammad Khatami from 2001 to 2004.[2] Then he served as the minister of economy and finance affairs in the same cabinet. He was appointed in 2004, replacing Tahmasb Mazaheri in the post.[2] Hosseini was replaced by Davoud Danesh-Jafari on 24 August 2005 when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected president.

Personal life[edit]

His daughter, Fatemeh Hosseini, is the youngest member of Parliament of Iran.[3]