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.