Iran Appoints New CBI Governor
TEHRAN (FNA)- Akbar Komijani was appointed as the new governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).
Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi announced on Wednesday that the appointment was made after the approval of members of the cabinet.
He is replacing Abdolnasser Hemmati who ran for the June 18 presidential elections in Iran but failed.
Komijani undertook the role of caretaker for the CBI, but, according to Vaezi, the Central Bank could not be managed by a caretaker so a governor should be appointed when an ex-chief resigns or is not able to continue his/her work.
Komijani, a graduate of economics from the US and a lecturer at the University of Tehran, has served as the CBI deputy governor for the past seven years. The banker has held other senior positions in the CBI, including deputy for economic affairs on two occasions from 1998 to 2007 and from 2013 to 2014.