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Mehdi Ghazanfari (Persian: مهدی غضنفری‎, born 16 November 1960) is an Iranian politician who was Minister of Industries and Business from 3 August 2011 to 15 August 2013[2] and Minister of Commerce in the second cabinet of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from 9 August 2009 to 3 August 2011.[3]

Mehdi Ghazanfari
Mehdi Ghazanfari 2019-02-20.jpg
Ghazanfari in 2019
Minister of Industry, Mines and Business
In office
3 August 2011 – 15 August 2013
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byHimself (Commerce)
Ali Akbar Mehrabian (Industries and Mines)
Succeeded byMohammadreza Nematzadeh
Minister of Commerce
In office
9 August 2009 – 3 August 2011
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byMasoud Mir Kazemi
Succeeded byHimself (Industries and Business)
Personal details
Born (1960-11-16) November 16, 1960 (age 58)
Lorestan, Iran
AwardsOrder of Khedmat.png Order of Service (2nd class)[1]


  1. ^ نشان‌های دولتی در روزهای پایانی خاتمی و احمدی‌نژاد به چه‌کسانی رسید؟. Tasnim News Agency (in Persian). 24 August 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. ^ Ghazanfari was confirmed by Parliament as Minister of Industries and Business
  3. ^ Biography: Mehdi Ghazanfari Archived 2011-09-26 at the Wayback Machine
Political offices
Preceded by
Masoud Mir Kazemi
Minister of Commerce
Succeeded by
as Minister of Industries and Business
Preceded by
as Minister of Commerce
Minister of Industries and Business
Succeeded by
Mohammadreza Nematzadeh
Preceded by
Ali Akbar Mehrabian
as Minister of Industries and Mines