By John Lee.
The Council of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) has appointed Dr. Valiollah Seif, Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI), as its Chairman for 2017.
Dr. Seif is a veteran of banking and finance, and is one of the most distinguished figures in the Iranian banking system. He has a PhD in the field of accounting and now is a member of the Faculty of Management and Accounting of Allameh Tabatabaii University. He was appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of The Islamic Republic of Iran and Chairman of the Money and Credit Council in August 2013.
He has served as the managing director of major Iranian state-owned banks including Mellat, Saderat, Sepah and Melli and also has steered Karafarin, a major private Iranian bank. Moreover, he has chaired Future Bank in Bahrain and Melli Plc in London. Dr. Seif has written many articles in the areas of monetary policy, Islamic banking and has lectured on different subjects of accounting, Islamic banking and finance in Iran.