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A brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); head of the Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization of the IRGC Aerospace Force (IRGCASF) and co-owner of Oje Parvaz Mado Nafar Company (Mado Company).
Has procured engines for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Mado Company on behalf of the IRGCASF Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization; in 2023, reportedly led a delegation to Yelabuga, Russia, in connection with Russia's effort to establish a domestic production facility for Iranian-designed UAVs.
Has served as an assistant professor and member of the scientific committee at Imam Hussein University; with researchers at Imam Hussein University, has co-authored conference papers on aerospace topics; has co-authored a book on rocket propulsion.
Has held shares in Mado Company; with Abbas Abdi Asjerd and Seyed Mohsen Vahabzadeh Moghadam, has held shares in Baran Sazan Caspian Company, an Iran-based company located in the Anzali Free Zone on the Caspian Sea that claims to carry out projects related to water supply, including cloud seeding.
Has served on the board of directors of Sairan Electro-Optic Industries Company.
Listed by the European Union on December 12, 2022, as a person responsible for actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine; with limited exceptions, EU member states must freeze assets owned or controlled by the person, directly or indirectly, prevent assets from being made available to the person, and prevent the person's entry into, or transit through, their territories.
Added on October 29, 2021, to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing the person's assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the person or otherwise assisting the person are subject to U.S. sanctions.
Sanctioned by the governments of Australia and the United Kingdom, restricting business and/or financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries.