Oral History Interview
Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
July 5 and 18, 1989
Director of Iran Electric Company, 1969-1974; Director of Distributions Division and Member of the Board of Governors of the National Iranian Oil Company, 1974-1979.
Childhood and educational background; origins and history of Iran's electricity networks; development of a national electricity network; linkages between Iran's electricity network and other sectors of the economy; balance sheet of Iran's electricity networking; planning for increase in electricity production and distribution; problems of bureaucratic reform in Iran; recollections of Amir Abbas Hoveyda and Mansur Rowhani; on influence peddling in acquisition of government contracts; on the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), its structure and mode of operation; reminiscences of Manuchehr Eqbal and his leadership style at NIOC; on the Imperial Commission and its investigation of government agencies.