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    * Mohsen Nourbakhsh *

    محسن نوربخش

    (Wikipedia) - Mohsen Nourbakhsh Seyed Mohsen Nourbakhsh Minister of Economy and Financial Affairs President Preceded by Succeeded by Governor of Central Bank of Iran Preceded by Succeeded by Preceded by Succeeded by Personal details Born Died
    In office 1989–1993
    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
    Mohammad-Javad Irvani
    Morteza Mohammadkhan
    In office 1981–1986
    Alireza Nobari
    Majid Ghasemi
    In office 1994–2003
    Mohammad-Hossein Adeli
    Ebrahim Sheibani
    (1948-05-18)18 May 1948 Isfahan, Iran
    23 March 2003(2003-03-23) (aged 54) Tehran, Iran

    Seyed Mohsen Nourbakhsh (18 May 1948 – 23 March 2003) (Persian: سید محسن نوربخش ) was an Iranian economist, most known as governor of the Central Bank of Iran and the former minister of economic and finance of Iran.

    • 1 Personal life and education
    • 2 Career
    • 3 Death
    • 4 References

    Personal life and education

    Born in Isfahan, Nourbakhsh received a bachelor''s degree from the University of Tehran in economics, and a master of arts and PhD from the University of California at Davis in econometrics.


    Shortly after the Iranian Revolution, Nourbakhsh''s nomination for finance minister had been rejected by then president Abolhassan Banisadr. Then Nourbakhsh was named as the deputy finance minister and in office until 1981.

    In 1988, Nourbakhsh became a member of the Majlis and a representative for Tehran. Next he was nominated for the economy and finance minister to the government of the then president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in 1989. He was approved by the Majlis with 195 for and 43 against votes. In the Summer of 1993, he was forced by the Majlis to resign.

    Nourbakhsh was then appointed the governor of the Central Bank of Iran by then president Mohammad Khatami in 1999 and he was in office until his death in 2003. When he was appointed, Hossein Namazi was the minister of economy and finance. There was rivalry between him and Namazi in regard to the economic policy.


    Nourbakhsh died of a heart attack on 23 March 2003. He had had a heart failure since his childhood, and had undergone a heart surgery. Mohammad Khatami, in a condolence message, praised Nourbakhsh as a "very sincere, intelligent and capable serviceman" and described his death as a "great loss."

    Mohammad Javad Vahaji, deputy governor, replaced Nourbakhsh and later in the year, Ebrahim Sheibani was his successor as governor.

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