Mapna Europe GmbH

Mapna Europe GmbH, is a branch of the Iranian state-owned company Mapna, which is controlled by a religious foundation linked to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

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

Risk Level:89%

May harm your business future.

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

According to a Bild report, a company with ties to the Iranian regime has been operating in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company, Mapna Europe GmbH, is a branch of the Iranian state-owned company Mapna, which is controlled by a religious foundation linked to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Mapna Europe GmbH is listed in the commercial register as having been formerly managed by Abbas Aliabadi, who is currently the Iranian Minister of Economy and a known officer of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Experts warn that the company may be acting to undermine economic sanctions placed on Iran.

Concerns about ties to weapons proliferation and terrorism

Iran experts, including political scientist Emanuele Ottolenghi, have raised concerns that Mapna could be involved in activities related to weapons of mass destruction. The British government has also added the company to a list of companies suspected of such involvement.

Bild further reports that Mapna Europe GmbH has connections to individuals with concerning backgrounds. Afshin Rezaei, who runs Mapna’s Dubai branch, was previously sentenced to prison in the United States for violating anti-terrorism laws. Additionally, the former head of the Iranian central bank, Tahmasb Mazaheri, who has been accused of attempting to transport a large sum of money out of Germany, also previously worked for Mapna Europe GmbH.

The report also details a lack of transparency surrounding Mapna Europe GmbH’s business activities. The company reportedly works with a shipping company in North Rhine-Westphalia, but the nature of the goods they handle appears to be inconsistent. Additionally, the company does not have a website.

When sanctions against Iran were relaxed in 2015, Mapna Europe GmbH’s sales figures reportedly boomed. However, since the US withdrew from the nuclear agreement in 2018, business has declined. Major companies like Siemens AG have reportedly cut ties with Mapna.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) alleges that Mapna helps to finance Hezbollah, a militant group designated as a terrorist organization by many countries.

Person of interests:
Mohsen Mir Samiei
Thamaseb Mazahri Khorzani
Ali Abadi Abbas
GfI Gesellschaft für Innovativ 
Hooman Amirpour
Hamid Zargarpour
Alireza Hosseinali

Involved In:
The design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of industrial equipment, engineering, acquisition and granting of licenses, investments as well as import, export, wholesale and retail, representation and commission of goods of all kinds.

Also Known As:
Farab Europe GmbH
Mapna Europe


Immermannstr. 33, 40210 Düsseldorf, Germany

Reason for the color:
» Iranian company with ties to regime operates in Dusseldorf;