ID : N-89 Date : 2017/08/14 - 15:39

(Persia digest)- Two new appointments by Hassan Rouhani are Ali Asghar Munesan as Head of the Cultural Heritage Organization and Dr Issa Kalantari as Head of the Environment Organization. Both also hold the post of Deputy to the President. Munesan is an undergraduate of civil engineering from Sharif University of Technology and a graduate of construction management from Amir Kabir University of Technology. Munesan also has an MBA from the Industrial Management Institute. He is presently doing his PhD in civil engineering at Sharif University of Technology. He was previously a board member and managing director of Kish Free Zone Organization.

The other appointee, Issa Kalantari, has a PhD in plant and crop physiology and biochemistry from Iowa State University. He served as Minister of Agriculture for two terms under the late President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1989-97), but withdrew from office following the merger of agriculture and construction jihad ministries. Kalantari has also served as adviser to the first Vice-President for water, agriculture and environment, and as the Secretary to the Urmia Lake revival work group.


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