directorKia Tabatabaee (born 1951), is a senior diplomat of Ministry of Foreign Affairs who has served as Ambassador to Switzerland, UN Office in Geneva & USSR. He has also held various positions as the Deputy Secretary General of D8 in Turkey, Director General for International Political Affairs as well as Director General for Economic Cooperation. Under the direct supervision of Dr. Adeli (Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs), he negotiated eight rounds of Trade talks with EU Trade Commission under Trade and Cooperation Agreement between Iran and EU.

He has closely worked with and accompanied Dr. Adeli in several International conferences such as: Davos and Crans Montana Forum in Switzerland along with regional conferences such as ECO-G15-Indian Ocean RIM among others.

Mr. Tabatabaee has been cooperating with Ravand Institute as a fellow in the Department of International Studies since its inception.