Oil Man

Photo essay: Latif Ramazan-Nia, leading oil executive, 1921-2010

by Nersi Ramazan-Nia
One of the tragedies for this generation of Iranians is that there are no structures in place to capture and house a record of their contributions for posterity. In 1965 Latif Ramazan-Nia was the first Iranian to be promoted to become General Refinery Manager. In 1971 he was appointed as an alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the National Iranian Oil Company (N.I.O.C) and the Head of Engineering and Projects Group where he worked until his self initiated retirement in November of 1974 >>> more



by Nersi on

Our family's thanks go out to all your kind words and suggestions.

 -Nersi Ramazan-Nia 


Tasliyat, Nersi jan

by sima on

I am so sorry about losing your dad. I am also sorry at the daily loss of people who were instrumental in building the country we had so many hopes for. It's a double loss: once to the reovlution and a second time to death.

I was with your dad's old friend and colleague, Ebrahim Saljouqi, the day after his passing. Watching how devastated he was I saw how with the passing of each friend a part of us dies too.

Love to you all.


sargord, all these relatives you mentioned have family names?

by obama on

is it Piouz? I am just wondering if they were all generals, how come you only became sargord, not even sarhang? is it because of revolution? merci!

Sargord Pirouz


Sargord Pirouz

Unfortunately, the above text of the URL is corrupt. Simply replace the farsi text, attach it at the end of the URL, and it will work.

(Really hate the formatting problem here at IC when using both Roman and Perso-Arabic script.)

Sargord Pirouz

Nersi, I strongly suggest

by Sargord Pirouz on

Nersi, I strongly suggest you enter this in Wikipedia Persian. (I'll provide the URL in the next comment)

I'm actually in the beginning stages of composing entries for my great-grandfather (minister, president/speaker of the majlis), my grandfather (minister, president of Tehran University, Légion d'honneur recipient), my uncle (physicist), my great-uncle (Colonel, Artesh), among others. 


Great post and pictures. May he enjoy whatever is next

by Hovakhshatare on

We have lost many like him over the past few years and will lose many more soon. Likes of him are symbols of what might have been, were it not for the great shame of 79.


It was good to be Sherkanafti

by عموجان on

When you read stories like this you can see ordinary Iranian with their skill were trying to move Iran to be a modern country, But we want it NOW, we couldn't be patient and let time do it's work. Thanks for all his work. be in peace


The Phantom Of The Opera


by The Phantom Of The Opera on



The Pahlavis, all mullahs, and all public figures associated with the Green Movement  must disclose the source and the amount of their wealth/income.

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

Condolences to the family

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

Thank you for sharing these pictures. I was overcome with emotion when I looked at them. 

Darius Kadivar

Rooheshan Shad !

by Darius Kadivar on

Another Great Civil Servant of that exceptional era of progress in our country passes away.

Condolences to your family.

May He Rest in Peace ... 


Nazy Kaviani

One of the few who did the right thing and did it right...

by Nazy Kaviani on

But what is posterity other than to be remembered lovingly by those who knew us and respectfully by those who understood the significance and nobility of our intentions?

Mr. Remazan Nia is remembered both lovingly and respectfully by all. In time, he will also be remembered and revered by a nation as one of the few good Iranian men who gave their very best to their country, doing the right things and doing them right. Thank you so much for sharing Mr. Ramazan Nia's achievements with us.

I extend Parvin Khanoom and Nersi Jan and the whole family my deepest sympathies and I wish you all patience in dealing with the loss of this dear and wonderful man.