Biography: Mahmoud Bahmani has been governor of the Central Bank of Iran, also known as Bank Markazi, since September 2008.
He took over following the dismissal of Tahmasb Mazaheri, who had served in the post for just over a year. Bahmani was previously the Central Bank’s secretary-general. He is also a member of the Securities and Exchange Council.
Prior to taking up his current role, Bahmani worked as head of investments and head of lending and credit at Bank Melli Iran – the Islamic republic’s largest bank. Bank Melli Iran acted as the central bank of Iran until Bank Markazi was established in 1960. Bahmani has a master’s degree and a doctorate in business management.
In May, the Central Bank approved a bill allowing foreign firms to increase their shares in banks to 49 per cent from 10 per cent. The move is intended to stimulate trading volumes on the Tehran stock market.
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