Mohammad Jahromi

Mohammad Jahromi or Ali Naghi Jahromi (born 1958) is a former Iranian governor and politician who served as minister of labor and social affairs from 2005 to 2009.

Mohammad Jahromi
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Minister of Labor and Social Affairs
In office
23 August 2005 – 9 August 2009
PresidentMahmoud Ahmedinejad
Preceded byNasser Khaleghi
Succeeded byReza Sheykholeslam
Governor of Fars Province
In office
Preceded byAli Danesh Monfared
Succeeded byGholamreza Sahraeian
Personal details
Born1958 (age 61–62)
Tehran, Iran
Military service
Branch/serviceRevolutionary Guards
Years of service1979–1982

Early life and educationEdit

Jahromi was born in Tehran in 1958.[1] He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics.[2] He also received a PhD in strategic management.[1]


Jahromi was the deputy chairman for executive affairs of the Guardian Council.[3] He was also one of the founding members of the IRGC in the provinces of Gilan and Mazandaran in 1979.[3] He acted as an IRGC commander in Noor.[2] In addition, he served as the governor of different provinces, including Zanjan (1982-1984), Lorestan (1984-1989) and Semnan (1984-1999).[1] He was among the members of secretariat of the State Expediency Council.[3]

On 24 August 2005, he became the minister of labor and social affairs in the first cabinet of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.[4] He was approved by the Majlis with 197 votes in favor.[5] During his tenure, he was considered to be the economic spokesperson of the government.[6] In late 2008, he announced his candidacy for the presidential election of 2009.[7] He was succeeded by Reza Sheykholeslam in August 2009 as minister of labor and social affairs.[8]

Immediately after his removal from office, Jahromi was appointed deputy of the judiciary chief, Sadeq Larijani, in August 2009.[9] Next Jahromi was named chief of the state-run Bank Saderat.


Jahromi was sanctioned by the European Union on 1 December 2011 due to his presidency at the Saderat Bank, which was also sanctioned by the Union.[10] He was omitted from the sanction list in October 2012.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Jahromi is the son-in-law of Ali Akbar Nategh Noori.[12]


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  2. ^ a b Alfoneh, Ali (May 2008). "Ahmadinejad versus the Technocrats" (PDF). Middle East Outlook. 4: 1–9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "18 of Iran's 21 new ministers hail from Revolutionary Guards, secret police". Iran Focus. 14 August 2005. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Controversy". PBS. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Iran: 17 proposed ministers receive votes of confidence, 4 rejected". Payvand. 25 August 2005. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  6. ^ "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished In Iran: The Case of Central Bank Governor Tahmaseb Mazaheri Khorzani". Wikileaks. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Labor minister to run for President". Press TV. 22 November 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  8. ^ Alizadeh, Hossein (16 August 2011). "The Best Government from Constitutional Revolution to Date!". Iran Briefing. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Larijani and Ahmadinejad to shuffle ministers". Etemad-e Melli. 19 August 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Council Decision 2011/783/CFSP". EU Official Gazette. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Persons referred to at point (2) of Article 1". EU Official Gazette. October 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Latest from Iran". EA World View. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2013.