Valiollah Seif, Governor

Valiollah Seif, Governor

Valiollah Seif, Governor


  • Name:    Valiollah
  • Surname:    Seif
  • Marital Status:   Married
  • Nationality:    Iranian
  • Place of Birth:   Nahavand, Iran

Address: Central Bank of Iran-Mirdamad Building-144 Mirdamad Boulevard, Tehran, Iran
Tel: +9821 29951


  • 1971-1975: BA in Accounting & Finances NIOC College of Accounting
  • 1975-1979: M.A. in Accounting & Finances NIOC College of Accounting
  • 2000-2004: PH.D in Accounting & Finances Allameh Tabataba'i University


  • 2013(August): Governor of the Central Bank of Iran
  • 2010(July onwards): CEO& Managing Director of KARAFIN, IRAN
  • 2006-2010(July): CEO& Managing Director of Future Bank
  • 2005-2006: Vice President of industrial Renovation Development &Organisation of Iran(IDRO)
  • 2000-2005: Chairman of the Board &Managing Director of Bank Melli Iran(BMI)
  • 1996-2000: Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Bank Sepah
  • 1989-1996: Chairman of the Board &Managing Director of Bank Saderat Iran(BSI)
  • 1986-1989: Vice president of Mostazafan Foundaton
  • 1984-1986: Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Bank Mellat
  • 1983-1985: Board Member of Bank Sepah
  • 1982-1983: Acting Under-Secretary, Ministry of Commerce
  • 1981-1982: Finance Director & Management Board Member, IDRO
  • 1991 onward: Member of Accounting & Management Faculty of Allameh Tabataba'i University

In addition, lecturer for Accounting at the Iranian Banking Institute :

  1. Intermediate Accounting
  2. Management Accounting
  3. Finance Management

Various memberships as follows:

  1. Council of Credit & Monetary Policy (1987-1994)
  2. Supreme Council of Bank (1980-1983) and (1997-2002)
  3. Committee for Policy making for unification of exchange rate (2000-2001)
  4. Consulting committee on Islamic Banking (2000.2004)


  1. The impact of Monetary Policy on Banking industry
  2. Review of conceptual fundamentals of supervision in the Banking industry
  3. Iranian Banking system-Obstacles and Limitations
  4. The role investment companies and the impact of mandatory credit facilities on the capital markets
  5. Importance and necessity of prudential supervision in Banking Industry
  6. Instruments of Monetary policy in Conventional and Islamic Banking.
  7. Structure of Interest rate (profit sharing) in Islamic banking

Other Articles including:

  1. Strategic planning
  2. Characteristics of production methods i.e. Just in Time (JIT) and Computerized Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
  3. Process of entering into contracts under the Agency Theory
  4. Efficient market theory and its impact on accounting


  • Professional reading & Sport activities


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