Mahmoud Reza Khavari

Company: Bank Melli lran
Position: Chairman

Biography: Mahmoud Reza Khavari is chairman of the board and managing director of Bank Melli Iran, the Islamic republic’s largest bank.

He was appointed by Iran’s Finance Minister, Shamseddin Hosseini, in April last year, replacing Ali Sedqi. Khavari was formerly the president of Bank Sepah, a UK-incorporated bank specialising in providing finance to Iran and the Gulf, and still serves as a board member and deputy managing director there.

He is also the vice-chairman of the board of directors and deputy manager of Chadormalu Mining & Industrial Company, a Tehran-listed company that is Iran’s largest iron ore producer.

He holds a master’s degree in law from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, and a Bachelor’s degree in law from Tehran University. Khavari is a lecturer in civil, commercial and banking law at the accounting faculty of the National Iranian Oil Company.

Contact: (+98) 2166 731388
Company website: www.bmi.ir