Parviz Fattah

Sayyid Parviz Fattah (Persian: سید پرویز فتاح‎) is an Iranian conservative politician, former member of Revolutionary Guard and former minister of energy in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first cabinet from 2005 to 2009. He is former head of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation from 2015 to 2019. He is currently head of Mostazafan Foundation from 22 July 2019.[4]

Parviz Fattah
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Head of the Mostazafan Foundation
Assumed office
22 July 2019
Appointed byAli Khamenei
Preceded byMohammad Saeedikia
President of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation
In office
5 April 2015 – 21 July 2019
Appointed byAli Khamenei
Preceded byHossein Anvari
Succeeded byMorteza Bakhtiari
Minister of Energy
In office
17 August 2005 – 2 August 2009
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byHabibollah Bitaraf
Succeeded byMajid Namjoo
Personal details
Parviz Fattah Gharabaghi

c. 1961 (age 58–59)
Qarah Bagh, Urmia, Iran
Political partyFront of Islamic Revolution Stability[1]
Alma materSharif University of Technology
Amirkabir University of Technology
Imam Hussein University[3]
Military service
AllegianceIran Iran
Branch/serviceRevolutionary Guards
Years of service1980–2005; 2009–2015
UnitKhatam-al Anbiya Headquarters
CommandsCooperation Bonyad
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War

Early life and educationEdit

Born in Urmia in 1961, he has the license of Civil engineering from Sharif University of Technology, a master's degree in systems engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran and PhD from Imam Hossein University in Tehran.


Fattah was appointed energy minister in 2005 and approved by the Majlis with 194 votes in favor.[5] He was in office until 2009. Then he became the executive director of the foundation, Bonyad Taavon Sepah, which is the IRGC's cooperative foundation[6] He was also named deputy commander of the IRGC's construction body, Khatam ol Anbia.[7]


The US Treasury Department put sanctions on Fattah in December 2010 due to his activities in the Bonyad Taavon Sepah that provides services to the IRGC.[6][8]


  1. ^ "Iran political parties prepare for presidential elections", Iran's View, 7 March 2013, retrieved 11 April 2017
  2. ^ زندگینامه: سید پرویز‌ فتاح (۱۳۴۰- )
  3. ^ 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.
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  5. ^ "Iran: 17 proposed ministers receive votes of confidence, 4 rejected". Payvand. 25 August 2005. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Fact Sheet: Treasury Designates Iranian Entities Tied to the IRGC and IRISL" (Press release). US Treasury Department. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  7. ^ Erdbrink, Thomas (10 January 2010). "Elite force's growing role in Iran may limit U.S. options". The Washington Post. Tehran. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Lawmaker: Anti-Iran sanctions childish". PressTV. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Habibollah Bitaraf
Minister of Energy of Iran
Succeeded by
Majid Namjoo