Masoud Soltanifar

Masoud Soltanifar (Persian: مسعود سلطانی‌فر, born 5 February 1960 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian politician, historian and the former Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports from 1 November 2016 to 25 August 2021. He was previously Vice President of Iran and head of Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization.[1] He is the former member of City Council of Tehran and Governor of Gilan Province. He was previously deputy head of Physical Education Organization and Hassan Rouhani's candidate for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, a nomination that rejected by the parliament. In October 2016, he was again nominated for the position and was approved by the new parliament. He is a member of National Trust Party,[2] as well as Moderation and Development Party.[3]

Masoud Soltanifar
Masoud Soltanifar 2018.jpg
Soltanifar in 2018
Minister of Sport and Youths
In office
1 November 2016 – 25 August 2021
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMahmoud Goudarzi
Succeeded byHamid Sajjadi
Vice President of Iran
Head of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization
In office
1 February 2014 – 5 November 2016
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMohammad-Ali Najafi
Succeeded byZahra Ahmadipour
Member of the City Council of Tehran
In office
3 September 2013 – 31 January 2014
Preceded byMohammad Mehdi Moffateh
Succeeded byAli Saberi
Governor of Gilan Province
In office
16 August 2001 – 26 September 2005
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Preceded byAli Soufi
Succeeded byAli Abdollahi
Personal details
Born (1960-02-05) 5 February 1960 (age 62)
Tehran, Iran
Political partyModeration and Development Party
National Trust Party
Alma materUniversity of Tehran


  1. ^ "انتصاب مسعود سلطانی‌فر به سمت معاون رییس‌جمهور و رییس سازمان میراث فرهنگی، صنایع دستی و گردشگری". Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  2. ^ Ali Omidi (27 October 2016), "The main reason Rouhani replaced three of his ministers", Al-Monitor, retrieved 7 December 2016
  3. ^ "نشست کانون نمایندگان حزب اعتدال و توسعه برگزار شد", ILNA (in Persian), 19 July 2017, retrieved 7 December 2016

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