Razavi elected Vice Chair

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The ADFIAP Board, in its 67th Meeting in Tehran, Iran on April 28, 2008, has elected Dr. Mehdi Razavi, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Industry & Mine (BIM), as Vice Chairman of the Association, filling the position left by Mr. Fuimaono Falefa Lima, now the newly elected Chairman of the Board (please see separate story).

Dr. Razavi has a wealth of experience in the fields of banking and finance and education which he gained from his many years of engagement from both the public and private sectors. In the field of education, Dr. Razavi has taught in universities in Iran and abroad. His vast experience in the banking and finance earned him directorships in several financial institutions, aside from the BIM, like Export Bank of Iran, Export Bank of Khorasan, Small Industries Organization, Iran Industrial Cities, Trade Bank of Iran and Europe. He is also at present a consultant to the Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Dr. Razavi has had published several books, among them are: Introduction of Operations Research; Planning for Large Scale Systems; Banking in Iran: A Usury Free Approach; Principles of Systems Design: An Assault on Complexity; Dynamic Modelling of Environmental Systems; Islamic Economics: A System Design; and A Design for an Islamic Economic Analysis. Aside from the books, he has also written several articles, mostly on economics, published in various magazines and schools in Iran.

Dr. Razavi has Ph.D and MA in Economics, degrees he earned from the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, U.S.A. He has also a Post Doctorate, M.E (Master of Engineering) in Systems Engineering, from the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, U. S. A.

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