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IRCS New President Elected

TEHRAN, 21 November 2021 (IRCS) – Dr Pir Hossein Kolivand has been elected as the President of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS).

The Supreme Council of the Iranian Red Crescent voted Dr Kolivand as the new President of the Iranian Red Crescent Society.

The IRCS Supreme Council, as the highest decision-making authority in the Iranian Red Crescent, has 16 members elected by the Red Crescent volunteers.

Iran's President ‎Dr Ebrahim Raisi signed off the decision of IRCS Supreme Council.

Mr Kolivand, 50, was head of the IRCS Relief and Rescue Organization in 2014. He was also head of Iran’s Emergency Medical Services  from 2016 to 2021.

He holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior, an MA in hospital management, a BA in hospital management, an associate’s degree in anesthesiology from Hamedan University of Medical Sciences.

Mr Kolivand has written more than 60 books so far and has more than 70 papers in scientific fields.