Mehrdada Akhlaghi Ketabachi

Head of Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO)

Status:Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Risk Level:99%

May harm your business future. Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action.

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

On September 21, 2020, the United States designated Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO) and its director Mehrdad Akhlaghi-Ketabchi for having engaged, or attempted to engage, in activity that materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer directly or indirectly to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts.;

Former head of the Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group (SBIG) and Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO);

Mehrdada Akhlaghi Ketabachi was active in negotiating equipment procurement for SBIG;

Iranian passport number A0030940;

Also Known As:
Ketabachi, Mehrdada Akhlaghi
Merhdada Akhlaghi Ketabchi

Involved In:
Missile Weapon program

September 10, 1958


-c/o AIO, Langare Street, Nobonyad Square, Tehran, Iran
-c/o SBIG, Tehran, Iran

Reason for the color:
» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on September 21, 2020 pursuant to Executive Order 13382 for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, AIO;
» Re-designated on January 17, 2016 by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) pursuant to Executive Order 13382;
» Added on consolidated list of financial sanctions targets in the UK;
» On July 8, 2008, added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing the individual’s assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems;
» Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1747 of March 24, 2007, as a person involved in Iran’s nuclear or ballistic missile activities; with some exceptions, the designation requires states to freeze the financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the entity, by its agents, or by entities it controls; the designation also requires states to ensure that funds, financial assets or economic resources are prevented from being made available by their nationals or by any persons or entities within their territories, to or for the benefit of the entity; the resolution calls on states to “exercise vigilance” in allowing the designated person to enter or to transit through their territories, and requires states to notify the Security Council if the person does so;
» Listed by the European Union on April 21, 2007, pursuant to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1747, as a person whose funds and economic resources, and those it owns, holds or controls, must be frozen by E.U. member states, with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction; E.U. member states must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed person; with some exceptions, European Union member states must prevent the person’s entry into or transit through their territories;