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    * Hamid Chitchian *

    حمید چیت‌چیان

    (Wikipedia) - Hamid Chitchian Hamid Chitchian Minister of Energy President Preceded by Personal details Born Nationality Religion
    Assumed office 15 August 2013
    Hassan Rouhani
    Majid Namjoo
    1957 (age 56–57) Tabriz, East Azerbaijan

    Hamid Chitchian (Persian/Azeri: حمید چیت‌چیان, born c. 1957) is an Iranian politician and the former intelligence head. He has been serving as energy minister of Iran since 15 August 2013.


    Early life

    Chitchian was born in Tabriz, east Azerbaijan, around 1957.


    Chitchian joined the IRGC and is the former head of its intelligence unit in Tabriz. He is the former member of parliament, serving in the third term. He was appointed deputy energy minister for planning and economic affairs and senior advisor to the energy minister during the first term of the President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. At the same period he was a member of the managerial board of the Iran Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR) and the Energy Organization. He was also one of the senior advisors to Ahmedinejad.

    He was nominated as energy minister by President Hassan Rouhani on 4 August 2013. On 15 August, he was appointed energy minister to the cabinet of Rouhani, receiving 272 votes in favor and seven votes against in the parliament. It was the second highest level of approval after that for Ali Tayebnia who was appointed economy minister.


    Chitchian has a neoliberal economic view.

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