Gholam-Hossein Nozari

Gholam Hossein Nozari (born 1954) is a conservative Iranian politician who served as oil minister from 2007 to 2009. He was nominated secretary general of the OPEC in June 2012.

Gholam Hossein Nozari
Minister of Petroleum
In office
14 November 2007 – 3 September 2009
Acting: 12 August – 14 November 2007
PresidentMahmoud Ahmedinejad
Preceded byKazem Vaziri Hamaneh
Succeeded byMasoud Mir Kazemi
CEO of National Iranian Oil Company
In office
5 December 2005 – 9 August 2007
MinisterKazem Vaziri Hamaneh
Preceded byMehdi Mir Moazi
Succeeded bySeifollah Jashnsaz
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
3 May 1992 – 3 May 2000
Majority83,070 (44.50%)[1]
Personal details
Born1954 (age 66–67)
Kazeroon, Iran
Political partyIslamic Republican Party
Alma materShahid Chamran University
Tehran University

Early life and educationEdit

Nozari was born in Kazeroon, Iran, in 1954.[2] He studied petroleum and earth science engineering at Shahid Chamran University.[2] He received a master's degree in industrial management from Tehran University.[2]


Nozari worked at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).[3] Then he became a member of the fourth Majlis and acted as deputy chairman of the energy commission.[3] In the fifth Majlis, he was a member of the development commission. He has been a member of the central council of the Islamic Republic Party (South Labor Branch). He also served as the member of ad hoc Majlis committee on budget and chairman of assembly of Fars province deputies.[3] He was appointed managing director of the NIOC in March 2006.[3] He was also appointed deputy oil minister.[2]

In August 2007, then oil minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaned was removed by president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and Nozari was appointed acting oil minister.[4] Then Nazari was named as oil minister by Ahmedinejad, and he was in office from 2007 to 2009. His appointment allowed Ahmedinejad to exert much more control over the oil sector in Iran.[5] In June 2012, Iran nominated Nozari for the secretary-general of OPEC.[6]


  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ a b c d "Gholamhossein Nozari" (PDF). OPEC Bulletin. XXXVIII (7). September–October 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "New Oil Appointments". International Iran (no. 46). March 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  4. ^ Joseph Hilyard (26 August 2008). 2008 International Petroleum Encyclopedia. PennWell Books. p. 171. ISBN 978-1-59370-164-2. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  5. ^ David G. Victor; David R. Hults; Mark C. Thurber (8 December 2011). Oil and Governance: State-Owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply. Cambridge University Press. p. 269. ISBN 978-1-139-50288-7. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Gholam Hossein Nozari was nominated Secretary -General of OPEC". Fars Foundation. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Minister of Petroleum of Iran
Succeeded by