Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi

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Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi
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Minister of Information and Communications Technology
Assumed office
20 August 2017
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMahmoud Vaezi
Chairman of Telecommunication Infrastructure Company
In office
11 May 2016[1] – 20 August 2017
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMahmoud Khosravi
Succeeded byFarhad Maarefi (acting)
Personal details
Born (1982-10-05) 5 October 1982 (age 36)[2][3]
Jahrom, Fars Province, Iran[2]
NationalityIranian
ChildrenSina (b. 2006)[3]
Ali (b. 2011)[3]
Alma materPower and Water University of Technology[2]
OccupationMinister
ProfessionElectrical engineer[4]
WebsiteTwitter.com/azarijahromi

Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi (Persian: محمدجواد آذری جهرمی‎) is an Iranian engineer and network security officer who is currently serving as the Minister of Information and Communications Technology in the administration of President Hassan Rouhani. He gained vote of confidence from the parliament on 20 August 2017, with 152 yeas, 120 nays, 7 abstentions and 9 invalid votes.[5]

He is currently the youngest member of the cabinet of Iran, as well as the first Iranian minister born after the Iranian Revolution.[4]

Career[edit]

Azari Jahromi held managerial positions in the Ministry of Intelligence from 2002 to 2009.[2] From 2009 to 2014, he served as general manager of the communications systems security department at the Communication Regulatory Authority.[4] He then became ex-officio vice minister of information and communications technology, in his capacity as the chairman of Telecommunications Infrastructure Company.[4] Jahrami was also a non-executive member of the board of directors at RighTel between 2014 and 2016.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ طی حکمی از سوی دکتر محمود واعظی: مهندس محمد جواد آذری جهرمی به سمت معاون وزیر، رییس هیات مدیره و مدیر عامل شرکت ارتباطات زیرساخت منصوب شد
  2. ^ a b c d "Hassan Rouhani's cabinet is complete. Here's the full list", Tehran Times, 8 August 2017, retrieved 8 August 2017
  3. ^ a b c "فیلم: صحبت‌های بدون تعارف با جوان‌ترین وزیر". 26 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Proposed ICT Minister Promises More, Better Internet", Financial Tribune, 16 August 2017, retrieved 20 August 2017
  5. ^ "Almost All Ministers Proposed by Rouhani Receive Vote of Confidence", Iran Front Page, 20 August 2017, retrieved 20 August 2017