Iran to Appoint Woman as Head of Flag Carrier Airline


If approved by the Iranian cabinet, a woman is going to take the helm at the country’s national airliner Iran Air as the first-ever female Iranian heading the company.

Farzaneh Sharafbafi, a current board member at The Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran Air), will replace the current CEO Farhad Parvaresh if approved by members of President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet.

Sharafbafi, the Director-General of Iran Air’s Research Department, will be the first-ever woman to head the national flag carrier, according to a Farsi report by Fars News.

She is also the first Iranian woman with a PhD in aerospace. She has already implemented several aviation projects and has taught various aerospace courses.

After leaving the airline, the former CEO Parvaresh is going to represent the Islamic Republic at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada.

The IFP Editorial Staff is composed of dozens of skilled journalists, news-writers, and analysts whose works are edited and published by experienced editors specialized in Iran News. The editor of each IFP Service is responsible for the report published by the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website, and can be contacted through the ways mentioned in the "IFP Editorial Staff" section.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here