President-elect of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Education: PhD in law from the Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
■Member since 1989 of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council.
■Member of the Assembly of Experts, the body that chooses and has the right to remove the supreme leader (1999).
■A lawmaker in Iran’s parliament (1980-2000), during which he served two terms as the deputy speaker of parliament.
■Iran’s national security adviser under presidents Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1989-97) and Mohammad Khatami (2000-05).
■The chief nuclear negotiator for the last two years of Khatami’s presidency (2003-05).
■Member since 1991 of the Expediency Council, which advises the supreme leader on a range of domestic and foreign issues.
■Head since 1992 of the Center for Strategic Research, a foreign policy think tank.