Karandish Doran Moaser

Karandish Doran Moaser, a company that owns majority of Barkat’s shares since 2019, is a shell company belonging to the economic conglomerate of Ayatollah Khamenei

Status:High Alert – Entity affiliated with Designated / Sanctioned / Illicit entities

Risk Level:89%

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This entity is connected with designated / sanctioned entities who are helping Iranian Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

Karandish Doran Moaser, a company that owns majority of Barkat’s shares since 2019, is a shell company belonging to the economic conglomerate of Ayatollah Khamenei;

Karandish Doran Moaser, to-date, is the main shareholder of Barkat, owning 59.7 percent of the shares as of August 2020, while Tadbir Economic Development Group regained some stakes, elevating to 8.2 percent;

(Barkat Pharmaceutical Group Company is one of Iran’s four major Pharma holdings, representing the economic interests of Iran’s Supreme Leader in the growing pharmaceutical market of the country. Since its creation in 2010, Barkat has initiated several collaborations with foreign companies, and been active in investing and attracting foreign investment in diversified sections of the pharma business.);

According to the registry, Karandish appeared first in May 2013, with 10 million Rial (which at that time was around 50 Dollar) capital. Its main shareholders are unknown;

No website, no public activities, no comments by people on board about this specific company, and finally, no story is available online or offline about Karandish;

According to an auditing expert in Iran who spoke to Zamaneh, Karandish might be a shell company disguising some of Khamenei-owned companies. This expert, who preferred to stay anonymous, meant that we have to look for the auditor of Karandish, if it is Mofid Rahbar Audit Firm, then Karandish belongs to Khamenei’s office;

Mofid Rahbar is an auditing firm that offers exclusive accountancy services to organizations overseen by Ayatollah Khamenei’s office;

It was not difficult to discover that both, Karandish and Barkat, have contracted Mofid Rahbar as their auditor;

Two other pieces of evidence indicate that Karandish Dornan Moaser is not only Khamenei’s company but merely a mask name for part of Tadbir Economic Development Group’s stakes;

The first documentation concerns a physical and concrete fact: Karandish and Tadbir both occupy the same office space at the same time;

In the registry announcement of Karandish Doran Moaser, the address of the company changed in January 2018 to a building in Khaled Islambuli street. The same address corresponds to Tadbir Economic Development Group. Both companies are situated on the same floor, and have the same postal codes;

In our last documentation we looked into possible changes in Barkat’s structure of management, and concluded that the change of ownership did not lead to a meaningful change in Barkat’s Board of Directors;

The board of directors of Karandish have three members: Ahmad Mirsane’, Ahmad Azizi, Alireza Ghelmansoraei;

These three men are on the board of other companies at the same time, all of which are audited by Mofid Rahbar;

Ahmad Azizi, the head of Karandish Doran Moaser until March 2020, is the former general manager of Meli Bank in London, and former high consultant for the Central Bank of Iran. His CV says that he now works as an investment and international banking consultant;

Companies like Karandish are run by people who have prestigious resumes and educated backgrounds. The accounting expert says: “Setad companies are partly led by those well educated and enabled individuals who are partly corrupt. They get busted and make a deal. So they go to the safe side to run the business for Khamenei.”;


Tehran, Iran

Reason for the color:
» Khamenei Office finds a way to circumvent U.S. sanctions;