President Appoints Innovation Fund Secretary
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President Appoints Innovation Fund Secretary

President Hassan Rouhani has appointed Behzad Soltani as the secretary of the board of trustees of the Innovation and Prosperity Fund, IRNA reported on Wednesday. Soltani was appointed to the new position while retaining his former position as the head of the board of directors at the IPF. Headed by the president himself, legal members on IPF's board of directors are: Head of the Management and Planning Organization, Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi, Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari, Economy Minister Ali Tayyebnia  and Central Bank of Iran Governor Valiollah Seif. Natural members include the president's chief of staff Mohamamd Nahavandian, Vice President of the National Elite Foundation Saeed Sohrabpour and top presidential advisor Akbar Torkan. The Rouhani administration has made extensive efforts to promote new forms of development, including technological innovation, and has set aside funds for research projects that can help boost the country's economy.


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