Majid Namjoo

Majid Namjoo (Persian: مجيد نامجو‎) is an Iranian politician who was the minister of energy from 24 August 2009 to 15 August 2013.

Majid Namjoo
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Minister of Energy
In office
24 August 2009 – 15 August 2013
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byParviz Fattah
Succeeded byHamid Chitchian
Personal details
Bornc. 1962 (age 57–58)
Kerman, Iran
NationalityIranian
Alma materShahid Bahonar University
Military service
AllegianceIran Iran
Branch/serviceRevolutionary Guards
Years of service1979–2003
Unit41st Division
Khatam-al Anbiya
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War

Early lifeEdit

Namjoo was born in Tehran on 5 January 1963.[1]

CareerEdit

Namjoo was a member of Kerman city Council from 2001 to 2008 and became deputy minister of energy in February 2008. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad nominated Namjoo as minister of energy in August 2009 and he was approved by the Majlis as the minister with 210 out of 290 votes. Namjoo's tenure ended on 15 August 2013 and he was replaced by Hamid Chitchian in the post.[2]

SanctionsEdit

Namjoo was put by the European Union into the sanction list due to his connection to Iran's nuclear program on 16 October 2012.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Persons referred to at point (2) of Article 1". Official Journal of the EU. October 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  2. ^ "15 of 18 Proposed Iranian Cabinet Ministers Devoted by Parliament". Mojnews. 16 August 2013. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Parviz Fattah
Minister of Energy
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Hamid Chitchian