Speculation on nominee to head Iran's central bank

Iran's new President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is planning to appoint his close confidante Ali Saeedlou as director of the country's central bank, Iran Focus reported this week.

Ahmadinejad nominated Saeedlou, 41, as his oil minister, but he failed to win enough ballots during the confirmation vote in Iran's Majlis (Parliament).

Saeedlou is a member of the ultra-conservative Abadgaran faction and was deputy mayor of Tehran for finance and administration.

To become head of the central bank, Saeedlou mu

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: