Sunday, January 09, 2005

Biography of Mohsen Mehralizadeh, Vice-president and Head of the Physical Education Organization

: "Biography of Mohsen Mehralizadeh, Vice-president and Head of the Physical Education Organization

Name and Surname: Mohsen Mehrali-zadeh

Date of Birth: 1956

Place of Birth: Maragheh, East Azarbaijan Province

Marital Status: Married, 3 children

Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering, Tabriz University, 1974-1977

MS in Mechanical Engineering, Tabriz University, 1977-1983

Ph.D. in Economic Engineering (pending presentation of dissertation), Tilburg University,1997

Work Experience:

- Founder of the Construction Jihad and the 7-Member Team in charge of ceding land ownership to farmers, East Azarbaijan Province, 1979-1981

- Regional Commander of the Islamic Revolution’s Guards Corps, 1979-1981

- Member of the Board of Directors and Acting Managing Director of SAIPA Car Manufacturing Group, 1982-1984

- Member of the Khodro Group and Industrial and Operational Manager of Khodro Group of the Organization for Development and Renovation of Industries, 1984-1985

- Deputy for Industries and Exploitation of Minister of Heavy Industries and Member of the Board of Directors of the Organization for Development and Renovation of Industries, 1985-1990

- Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of Kish Development Organization, 1990-1992

- Deputy for Power Plants of the Atomic Energy Organization, 1993-1995

- Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of Shahed Investment Company, 1995-1997

- Khorasan Province Governor General, 1997-2001

- Vice-president and Head of the Physical Education Organization, 2001 till present

Major Initiative at Executive Posts:

- Designing and executing the project for assembling Nissan 2000 vans at SAIPA Car Manufacturing Company, 1982

- Launching feasibility studies and designing of the plan for expanding the production lines at car manufacturing plants, 1984-1985

- Contributing to the process of decision-making in popularizing the home-produced cars and transfer of technical know-how, 1986

- Expanding the drinking water and electricity production capacities in Kish Free Trade Zone (10-year plan for expanding capacity), 1991

- Launching the first non-governmental airline company, Kish Air, 1991

- Launching the first-ever organized tour of Kish Island for foreign tourists, 1991

- Creating the Industrial Township of the Kish Free Trade Zone, 1991

- Initiating the leisure and sport facility of Kish and holding of sports competition, 1991-1992

- Re-operationalizing the Busheher Atomic Power Plant (following a 14-year work stoppage), 1993

- Negotiating and finalizing the agreement on completion of Bushehr Atomic Power Plant with the Russian contractors, 1993-1994

- Increasing the investment in Shahed Investment Company by 500 per cent, 1996

- Reactivating the project for building of Bafq-Mashhad railway, 1998

- Launching Khorasan Iran Khodro Company to transfer the production line of Paykan cars and three other home-produced models to the city of Neishabour in Khorasan Province, 1999

- Reactivating Mashhad metro project and laying of 18 kilometers of track, 1998

- Upgrading Khorasan Province’s economic relations with various foreign countries

- Expanding the road network in Khorasan Province by 600 per cent, 1998-2000

- Increasing investment capacity in Khorasan Province by annual average of 80 per cent, 1998-2000

- Executing the project for electronic and physical closure of Afghanistan border on a 700-kilometer stretch

- Launching the first regional Bourse in Khorasan Province, 2000

Scientific and Cultural Activities:

- Designing the passenger comfort system, RIDE, for cars, 1992

- Participation in the Strategic Management Course, 1986

- Founding member of the Association of Mechanical Engineers of Iran, 1987

- Founding member of the Towhid and Ta’avon Society (monotheism and cooperation), 1999

- Founding member of the Society in Support of the Palestinian People, 2000

- Cooperating with the Headquarters for Cultural Revolution, in the early years of the establishment of the headquarter, 1980

- Founding member of the World Agency Against Doping (WADA), 2001

Political and Religious Record:

- Establishing the Islamic Publishing Center in Tabriz, 1979

- Establishing the Islamic Publishing Center in Maragheh, 1979

- Member of the Central Council of the Cultural Revolution at Tabriz University, 1979

- Organizing courses on Quran and Nahj ul-Balaghah for school students before and after victory of the 1979 Islamic revolution

- Presence in warfronts and fighting against the Iraqi forces for 1.5 year

- Forming the 7-Member Team in charge of ceding land ownership to farmers in 12 cities of the East Azarbaijan Province, 1979

- Formation of Construction Jihad in the city of Maragheh, 1979

- Formation of the popular revolutionary committees in Maragheh immediately after the victory of the 1979 Islamic revolution"