H.E. Mr. Mohammad Khazaee
Former Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations
Mohammad Khazaee is the Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations.
Prior to receiving his appointment, Mr. Khazaee held several prominent positions in international development financing between 2002 and 2007, serving as both Vice-Minister for International Affairs and President of the Organization for Economic and Technical Assistance in Iran’s Ministry of Economic Affairs.
During the same time period, he served as Governor of the OPEC Fund, Vice-Chairman of that organization’s Investment Committee, Alternate Governor for the Islamic Development Bank and a board member of the Iran-Misr (Iran-Egypt) Development Bank. From 1988 to 2002, he represented his country at the World Bank.
From 1981 to 1988, Mr. Khazaee was a Member of Parliament, where he served as Rapporteur of the Economic Committee (1982-1988) and the Banking Reform Committee (1981-1982).
Mr. Khazaee holds a master’s degree in international transactions from George Mason University in the United States and has taught macroeconomics and philosophy at Tehran’s Allameh University.