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Mahmoud Vaezi
Vaezi in 2020
Supervisor of Presidential Administration of Iran
In office
20 August 2017 – 5 September 2021
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMohammad Nahavandian
Succeeded bySowlat Mortazavi
Head of President's Office
In office
20 August 2017 – 8 August 2021
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMohammad Nahavandian
Succeeded byGholam-Hossein Esmaeili
Minister of Information and Communications Technology
In office
15 August 2013 – 20 August 2017
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMohammad Hassan Nami
Succeeded byMohammad Javad Jahromi
Personal details
Born (1952-05-22) 22 May 1952 (age 71)
Tehran, Imperial State of Iran
Political partyModeration and Development Party[1]
SpouseParvin Dadandish[2]
Alma materSacramento State University
San Jose State University
Louisiana State University
Awards Dostlug Order[4]
WebsiteGovernmental website

Mahmoud Vaezi (Persian: محمود واعظی, born 22 May 1952) is an Iranian engineer, politician and former diplomat. He was minister of communication from 2013 until 2017 and chief of staff of the president of Iran from 2017 to 2021.

He obtained B.S. and M.S. in degrees in electrical engineering from Sacramento State University and San Jose State University and was PhD student in telecommunications engineering at Louisiana State University, which he left unfinished. He holds M.A. and PhD in international relations from Tehran and Warsaw Universities, respectively.

He was Deputy of Foreign Policy and International Relations position at Center for Strategic Research, from 1999 to 2013. He was managing director and chairman of the board of directors of Telecommunication Company of Iran and also the first deputy minister of post and telecommunication from 1980 to 1987. From 1990 to 1997, he was political deputy of foreign minister in Europe and American countries affairs. He was deputy foreign minister of Iran in Europe and American countries affairs before and an adviser to Hassan Rouhani in his 2013 presidential campaign and was considered a potential foreign minister in his first government, but he was nominated for the communication ministry. He was announced on 26 July 2017 that he will not continued as communication minister in Rouhani's second cabinet. On 20 August 2017, he was named as Chief of Staff of the President of Iran.

During his tenure at foreign ministry, he played role in signing Tehran Communiqué which aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the Karabakh dispute.[5]


  1. ^ Seyed Hossein Mousavian (5 July 2013), "The Rise of the Iranian Moderates", Al-Monitor, archived from the original on 20 December 2016, retrieved 7 December 2016
  2. ^ همسر وزیر ارتباطات مشاور وزیر فرهنگ و ارشاد اسلامی در امور بانوان شد
  3. ^ از وزیر خارجه در سایه تا فیلترینگ/ درباره محمود واعظی چه می دانید؟+ تصاویر
  4. ^ "President Ilham Aliyev presented "Dostluq" Order to Minister of Information and Communications Technology of Iran". Azertag. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Mediation in the Karabakh Dispute". Center for Strategic Research. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
Government offices Preceded byMohammad Nahavandian Chief of Staff of the President of Iran 2017–2021 Succeeded byGholam-Hossein Esmaeili Preceded byAli Jannati Supervisor of Presidential Administration 2018–20212017–2018 Succeeded bySowlat Mortazavi Preceded byMohammad Nahavandian Succeeded byAli Jannati Party political offices Preceded byUnknown Head of Political Bureau of Moderation and Development Party Incumbent