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Javad Yarjani

Former National Representative of Iran


Mr Javad Yarjani received his BA in Economics from the National University of Iran in 1975 and his masters degree in Economics from the University of Houston, Texas, USA. He completed all PhD requirements in the same university, but was not able to finish his dissertation as he left for Iran in 1979. Mr Yarjani first served as head of mission in the Iranian Embassy in Canberra, Australia and New Zealand. From 1982 until 1986, he served as director for economic relations with Europe and America in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran. In 1986, he moved to the Ministry of Petroleum and was appointed as deputy general manager for crude oil marketing and export at National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). In 1989, he became general manager, crude oil marketing and export at NIOC, coordinating oil export to major oil consuming countries in the world. In 1991, he was given the task of setting up and heading the NIOC international affairs representative office in Singapore. In 1992, he was concurrently appointed as the president of NIOC procurement office in Tokyo, Japan to assist the Iranian oil industry to procure its required equipment from Far East Asia. In 1993 upon his return to Iran, he was appointed as deputy director for international affairs of NIOC. In 1994 he became advisor to Minister of Petroleum and also the general manager of OPEC and energy affairs department. In this capacity he assumed the position of Iran’s national representative to OPEC secretariat. In 1996, he was posted to position of managing director of the International Bureau for Energy Studies (IBES) in London. In 1998, he was selected as head of the petroleum market analysis department of OPEC in Vienna. As of 2004, he returned to Iran and was appointed as the general manager of OPEC and energy affairs department in the Ministry of Petroleum while serving as national representative to OPEC secretariat. In 2010, after early retirement from the Oil Ministry, he became senior international advisor for Petropars in Tehran, advising the company on business development and promotion of international relations. Since 2010 he has been acting as independent consultant and energy market analyst in Vienna.

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Tue 26 Jan 2016

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