H.E. Mr. Seyed Mehdi Hosseini
H.E. Seyed Mehdi Hosseini is the Chairman of the Oil Contract Restructuring Committee within the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum. Within the industrial sector, he has previously served as Deputy Minister for Mines and Metals, a board member of National Iranian Steel Co. and Chairman of the Iran Special Steel Co., as well as serving as Deputy Managing Director, Commercial & Technical Manager and Direct Reduction Project Manager at the Ahwaz Steel Complex.
Mr. Hosseini has held a number of positions within the oil industry. Prior to his current role, he served as Deputy Oil Minister and President of National Petrochemical Co., Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs, and Deputy Oil Minister and Chairman of the Iran Petroleum Institute. He also served as the Chief Negotiator for out-of-court settlements and disputes between the Ministry of Mines and Metals and the Ministry of Petroleum as well as with American companies before The Hague Iran-US Claims Tribunal. Mr. Hosseini is the designer of the Iran oil and gas contracts model (buyback) and has served as Chief Negotiator for contracts.
Mr. Hosseini has also served as Chairman and President of Petrochemical Commercial Co., President and Member of the Board for Kala Co. and Director of Engineering at the Kangan Gas Project. While working for National Iranian Oil Co., Mr. Hosseini served as a member of the board, Acting Managing Director, Director of Exploration, Deputy Director of International Affairs and General Manager of Foreign Participations and International Contracts.
He serves as a member of the International Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Sub-Commission of the Iran Economic Council as well as Chairman of the Iranian National Committee and Member of the Executive Board and Permanent Council for the World Petroleum Congress. Mr. Hosseini has also served as Chairman of the South Pars Special Economic Zone.