Oil min. appoints new NPC head

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh named Behzad Mohammadi as the new of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), IRNA reported on Tuesday. Mohammadi, who was previously the managing director of Iran’s Oil Industries Engineering & Construction Group (OIEC), is a replacement for the ex NPC-Head Seyed Reza Norouz-Zadeh. Due to the implementation of Article 1 of the law banning employment of the retired officials, passed in mid-September by the Majlis, new appointments are being done in various sectors of the state-run organizations in a bid to employ the younger generation in top state jobs.