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Living chance is short. Sometimes there is neither the next time nor a pause or second chance to love, to be happy, to share in smile, to achieve knowledge and transfer it, to travel, to have a relaxation moment for yourself and your partner, to have a chance to add something, no matter how small, to life and to be across each other's lives. You will regret, as Marquez putts, when you see you have not lived as of your age. So live as of your age.

 

 

 

 

 

زندگینامه

Birth And Childhood

  • Childhood

    Employee life of my father made we live in a city every few years. We lived in Sanandaj, Kermanshah and Hamedan until I was 10 years old; then we came to Tehran and stayed and stayed. Hamedan is the last city that I lived in my childhood so I remember it better than other cities. I spent my sweet period of elementary school in this city, a clean and green city with cold and snowy winters.


  • Birth

    I was born in 5 October 1969 in a family from Kermanshah. My father was recently employed in wildlife organization (later on called environment organization) and he was sent to Sistan and Baluchestan to launch this organization and work as the first employee of this organization in that province and this is how I was born in Zahedan. I was in Zahedan just for 2 years so I remember nothing of those years.







  • Childhood

    Book, alley and mountain; these are what constitute and draw a main part of my childhood. I had a strange carving to read book and there was no fiction that i didn’t go in; then playing with peers that was done in those years in alleys and streets. Mountain and nature was both my father's job and love and we spent much time in nature with my father and family friends. To put just in one word, our childhood was full of joy and happiness. .

Teenager

  • As a newcomer, I was a strange child for my classmates. I didn’t speak with Tehran accent as of them, my accent was a mixture of Kermanshah and Hamedan accents and some of my words made my classmate laugh. Maybe being a bright student made me less ridiculed. Living in Tehran wasn't easy for us who lived with father and mother's salary as of Hamedan; the costs were higher than Hamedan; indeed, lower salaries and increasing inflation of those years made the condition even more difficult. However, my mother was economic and managing women who lived our life with the least costs so my father didn’t change his routine life and our home was the inn for township guests and friends in Tehran.

  • We immigrated from Hamedan to Tehran in 1979 which was the first months of revolution. Tehran was greatly changed; it was turned to a serious and relatively violent city. As a student of fifth grade of elementary school, I couldn’t understand many things.


  • My family desired that I became doctor. The dominant idea of schools of that period was to direct the elite students to medicine. In fact, being accepted in medicine and in credited universities was ideal. In this way, I participated in university entrance exam in experimental sciences and in this way I entered University of Tehran in medicine in 1987 by getting rank 35.

  • I was a bright and elite student in my school except for the first grade of high school that I experienced failure. I spent four years of high school in Daneshmand high school in Narmak area in mathematics. I was highly interested in math and solving difficult problems of algebra and trigonometry was fun for me.





Education and sport










  • I continued education in medicine along with working and finally I was graduated in 1995. Along my education, I also learned Arabic and Dutch languages and also I participated in various short term courses related to marketing, financial affairs and economy. After graduation from medicine and several years of business, I felt more need to learn business so I entered MBA course of Manchester university of England. Educating in MBA in one of the most credited universities helped me change and become more professional in business.

  • University of Tehran was a new and attractive world. There was the energy of an old and wide environment where the elite teachers of the country were gathered in every faculty and the students who were the best of country in any course was different from small environment of school. Our classes included almost 300 students and were hold in big amphitheaters of faculty of medicine. Medicine courses were interesting for me; however, they didn’t satisfy my logical and discursive framework. Most courses in medicine required more than analytical and discursive aspects and despite other classmates, I was not such a person who studies a text more than once. I was gradually doubting about this course so in the second year of university, I was changing, I entered business world with small jobs and different experiences.

  • I was active and sport man; cycling, swimming, climbing, volleyball and riding. I began riding when I was 11 years old and I was champion in jumping by horse when I was 14 years old. I used to riding until I was 18 years old when I entered university and I participated in almost 30 club and national racings.










  • When I entered university, I realized that I cannot do riding regularly as before so I turned into running, javelin and high jumping and after graduation, I played tennis for fun.

Job and occupational life

  • It requires more courage to restart and it lasted one year for me to gain my courage and start a new business despite my family warnings. Business has been full of ups and downs and starts and ends. I have tried many jobs to reach the way which I stayed there. However, when I learned the secret of its sustainability, I reproduced it and diversified and developed my job.










  • I had no guidance in business. For someone whose parents and most relatives lived their life with governmental jobs, entering strange world of business was a great risk and this test and trial made me lose my capital due to being inexperienced at the beginning of my business.




  • Although my second entrance in Tehran and Iran chamber in seventh period was along with failure of group calling for change and our rare presence in chamber, I entered the board of directors of Iran chamber in a breathtaking marathon. The 8th course of chamber was the time for utilization of experiences obtained in two competitive courses in chamber. "Coalition for Tomorrow" was an elective group that we constituted with some of my friends and again we achieved historical winning in election of chamber and the coalition succeeded in achieving 35 seats from 40 seats. Once again I succeeded in achieving the vote of confidence of my coworkers as the first vice-chairman in selection of Iran chamber relying on this winning and a period of working in board of directors of Iran chamber.







  • I started my serious work in institutions and organizations from 2003. As a founding member of Oil Products Export Union, I became member of managing director and then secretory of this union. This kind of activity seemed more interesting for me than my economic activities and I spent much time for it from the beginning. Later on, we launched Oil Products Export Development Fund in 2004 and again I was managing director and started as the first managing director of this fund. In March 2007, I participated in 6th election of chamber of mines, industries and commerce with the group calling for change and I entered the chamber. Then, in 2009 I was selected as the chairman of the World Trade Organization and international organizations of Iran chamber.

Responsibilities

6.2011 – Now: Vice President of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, mines and Agriculture

7.1996 – Now: Chairman of PERSOL Corporation Persol is a private conglomerate active in fields of oil products, petrochemicals, paper, mining, transportation, commodities, etc.

9.2005 – 4.2007: CEO of Oil Products Export Development Fund of Iran The Fund is a private sector consortium and works in export oriented infrastructure, logistics and finance.

3.2007 - Now: Deputy of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture

Daily quote

  • It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

    John Dewey

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    Nelson Mandela

Corner of memories

فعالیتهای انتخاباتی ائتلاف برای فردا در هشتمین دوره انتخابات اتاق بازرگانی
فعالیتهای انتخاباتی ائتلاف برای فردا در هشتمین دوره انتخابات اتاق بازرگانی
پویش ایران من
پویش ایران من
سفر و جوانی
سفر و جوانی
مروری بر دوره هفتم اتاق بازرگانی ایران
مروری بر دوره هفتم اتاق بازرگانی ایران

Pedram Soltani note

Living chance is short. Sometimes there is neither the next time nor a pause or second chance to love, to be happy, to share in smile, to achieve knowledge and transfer it, to travel, to have a relaxation moment for yourself and your partner, to have a chance to add something, no matter how small, to life and to be across each other's lives. You will regret, as Marquez putts, when you see you have not lived as of your age. So live as of your age.

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