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Gholam Hossein Nozari

Gholam Hossein Nozari
Oil Minister
In office
2007 – August 2009
President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad
Preceded by Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh
Succeeded by Masoud Mir Kazemi
Personal details
Born 1954 (age 59–60)
Nationality Iranian
Political party Islamic Republic Party
Alma mater Shahid Chamran University
Tehran University
Religion Islam

Gholam Hossein Nozari (born 1954) is a conservative Iranian politician who served as oil minister from 2007 to 2009. He was nominated secretary general of the OPEC in June 2012.

Early life and education

Nozari was born in Kazeroon, Iran, in 1954.[1] He studied petroleum and earth science engineering at Shahid Chamran University.[1] He received a master’s degree in industrial management from Tehran University.[1]


Nozari worked at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).[2] Then he became a member of the fourth Majlis and acted as deputy chairman of the energy commission.[2] In the fifth Majlis, he was a member of the development commission. He has been a member of the central council of the Islamic Republic Party (South Labor Branch). He also served as the member of ad hoc Majlis committee on budget and chairman of assembly of Fars province deputies.[2] He was appointed managing director of the NIOC in March 2006.[2] He was also appointed deputy oil minister.[1]

In August 2007, then oil minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaned was removed by president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and Nozari was appointed acting oil minister.[3] Then Nazari was named as oil minister by Ahmedinejad, and he was in office from 2007 to 2009. His appointment allowed Ahmedinejad to exert much more control over the oil sector in Iran.[4] In June 2012, Iran nominated Nozari for the secretary-general of OPEC.[5]


Preceded by
Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh
Minister of Petroleum of Iran
Succeeded by
Masoud Mir Kazemi
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