Former Petroleum Minister's daughter in Canada
Zangeneh was replaced by Kazem Vaziri Hamane in the post on 29 August 2005 as appointed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He was appointed as a member of the Expediency Council by the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in 1996. He taught at several universities and academic centers; but he was basically a faculty member at K. N. Toosi University of Technology. In early August 2013, Zangeneh was nominated as the petroleum minister by President Rouhani and was confirmed on 15 August.On 21 August Zanganeh was named as the head of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) for 2013. Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh was appointed as Zangeneh's deputy on 3 September.