Since the establishment of the Forum in 2008, mayors of Tehran, Istanbul,
Bangkok, Haiku, and Gaziantep have chaired the Forum periodically. Meanwhile,
Mr. Mohammad Khodadadi was the Secretary General of the Forum from 2008 to
2017, the second Secretary General of Forum was Mr. Goshtasb Mozaffari from
2018 to 2021. In 2022, Mr. Hamid Reza Gholamzadeh was elected as the new
Secretary General by a unanimous vote of the members of the Executive Board and
approval of the General Assembly.