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January 2019, No. 90


New IMIDRO Head Appointed

Khodadad Gharibpour has been appointed the new deputy industry minister and head of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).

Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Rahmani appointed Gharibpour to the post replacing Dr. Mehdi Karbasian.

Gharibpour is the previous head of the National Development Investment Group and the ex-head of Shazand Petrochemical Company.

IMIDRO is a major state-owned holding company active in the mining sector in Iran. It has eight major companies and 55 operational subsidiaries active in steel, aluminum, copper, cement and mineral exploitation fields.

The new IMIDRO chief is among honest and hardworking managers of Kohkiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad Province who has reached this position as a result of management capabilities. He was appointed governor of Boyerahmad city when he was only 26 years old. Among his other records mention can be made is his activities in Agro-Industry Company and Shazand Cement and Petrochemical Holding.

Dr. Karbasian quit his post as the head of IMIDRO after a new legislation on retired employees was ratified by the parliament.

The important new retirement law, approved by the Guardian Council and enacted by the Iranian parliament, could effectively put an end to the decades-long practice of re-employment of some government workers upon their retirement.


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  January 2019
No. 90