Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari (born 24 June 1960) is an Iranian politician and current Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare.He was in position of minister of Industry, from 2017 to 2018. He also served as minister of commerce from 1997 to 2005 in the cabinet of President Mohammad Khatami. He was campaign chairman of Hassan Rouhani for 2017 bid.
Shariatmadari is a reformist and regarded a moderate figure within the camp (in contrast to radical reformers), although he shares some views with the conservatives
Shariatmadari was born in Tehran on 24 June 1960. He attended the University of Kerman and graduated with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering
Shariatmadari became a member of Central Revolutionary Committee following the 1979 revolution. He is among the founders of Iran’s intelligence ministry and served as deputy intelligence minister. He was one of the supporters of Ayatollah Mohammad Reyshahri in the presidential election in 1997. Reyshahri lost the election and Mohammad Khatami became the president.
He was the minister of commerce from 1997 to 2005 in the cabinet headed by President Khatami. In 2006, he was appointed to then newly founded the Strategic Council for Foreign Relation as a member. He is also a foreign policy advisor to Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran.
On 8 October 2013, President Hassan Rouhani appointed Shariatmadari as vice president for executive affairs. He was also appointed as acting Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports on 28 October 2013 after Rouhani's nominee for the post was rejected by the Parliament.