Eshaq Jahangiri

Eshaq Jahangiri
First Vice President of Iran
Assumed office
4 August 2013
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Mohammad-Reza Rahimi
Minister of Industries and Mines
In office
2 July 2000  25 August 2005
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Himself (as Minister of Mines and Metals)
Gholamreza Shafeei (as Minister of Industries)
Succeeded by Alireza Tahmasbi
Minister of Mines and Metals
In office
21 August 1997  2 July 2000
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Gholamreza Shafeei
Succeeded by Himself (as Minister of Industries and Mines)
Governor of Isfahan
In office
1 September 1992  20 August 1997
Preceded by Mohammad Reza Vaghefi
Succeeded by Seyed Jaffar Mousavi
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 1984  25 May 1992
Constituency Jiroft
Majority 61,663 (68.8%)[1]
Personal details
Born (1957-01-10) 10 January 1957
Kuh Shah Rural District, Hormozgan Province, Iran
Political party Executives of Construction Party
Spouse(s) Manijeh Jahangiri[2]
Children 4
Alma mater University of Kerman
University of Science and Technology
Religion Shia Islam

Eshaq Jahangiri Kouhshahi (Persian: ‌اسحاق جهانگیری کوهشاهی, born 10 January 1957) is an Iranian politician and first vice president of Hassan Rouhani's government. Jahangiri was the minister of industries and mines from 1997 to 2005 under President Mohammad Khatami. Before that, he was governor of Isfahan Province.[3] He was also a member of Parliament for two terms.

Early life and education

Jahangiri was born on 10 January 1957 in Kuh Shah Rural District, kerman Province. He graduated from University of Kerman with a degree in physics. He was active in revolutionary groups prior to the Iranian Revolution and once was wounded by the forces of the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.[3] He later received his second Ph.D from Iran University of Science and Technology in industrial engineering.


Jahangiri began his political career following the Iranian revolution. He became deputy head of the agriculture department in Kerman in July 1980. Then, he was appointed its head in 1982. He was elected to the Iranian Parliament in 1984 election. He was also reelected in next election. He was appointed governor of Isfahan on 1 September 1992 by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to replace with Gholamhossein Karbaschi. He held the position until 20 August 1997 when he was nominated by Mohammad Khatami as the minister of mines and metals and was confirmed by the Parliament.[4] His portfolio was later changed to the minister of industries and mines[5] and he held that position until President Ahmadinejad's cabinet took over in 2005.[6]

In 2008, it was rumored that Jahangiri would run for a seat in the Parliament but he rejected all.[7] He was also a potential reformist's candidate in 2013 presidential election but he withdrew in favor of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and then became Rafsanjani's campaign manager. He was co-founder of Executives of Construction Party and served as its secretary general from 2006 to 2010. He was also a member of Mir-Hossein Mousavi's presidential campaign in 2009 presidential election. On 23 July 2013, it was reported that Jahangiri is the next First Vice President and will be appointed by Rouhani after his inauguration.[8] On 29 July, it was confirmed officially, pending his appointment for the post in the inauguration day.[9] He was formally appointed on 4 August by Rouhani as his first vice president, replacing Mohammad-Reza Rahimi.[10]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Reza Vaghefi
Governor of Isfahan
Succeeded by
Jaffar Mousavi
Preceded by
Gholamreza Shafeei
Minister of Industries and Mines
Succeeded by
Alireza Tahmasbi
Preceded by
Mohammad-Reza Rahimi
First Vice President of Iran
Succeeded by
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