Tue 16 Jul 2019

Board of Trustees
Members of Board of Trustees are the Minister of Sciences, Research & Technology or his representative, Director of the Management and Planning Organization or his representative, Head of IRC who acts as the Secretary to Board of Trustees and three to five members elected from scientific and cultural communities. One of the main goals of Board of Trustees is the approval of organization chart, regulations, annual budgets and the appraisal of IRC annual report. The members of the Board of Trustees include natural and legal persons that are as follows:

Legal Persons:
1. Dr. Gholamreza Soleymani, President of Central Insurance of I.R. Iran, Head of the Board
2. Dr. Hamid Kordbacheh, Head of Insurance Research Center, Secretary General of the Board
3. Dr. Abdolreza Bagheri, Representative of the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology in the Board
4. Mozhgan Khanloo, Representative of the Strategic Supervisory Deputy of the President


Natural Persons:
1. Manoochehr Bazyar, Member of the Board of Directors, General Director of the Legal Affairs, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch
2. Seyed Safdar Husseini, Member of the Board of Directors, National Development Fund of Iran
3. Kazem Doost Husseini, Member of the Board of Directors, Head of the Training and Research Center, Export Development Bank of Iran
4. Asadollah Farzin Vash, Member of the Board of Directors, Research Deputy, Faculty of Economics, Tehran University
5. Mohsen Mehrara, Member of the Board of Directors, Deputy of Educational Affairs, Faculty of Economics, Tehran University


Head of IRC

Dr. Hamid Kordbacheh
Email: Kurdbacheh@irc.ac.ir
Phone: 0098-21-22074227

The Head of IRC is nominated from the academic community by the President of Central Insurance of I.R. Iran and approved by the Minister of Sciences, Research & Technology for a period of 4 years. He must be a faculty member and his term in office is extendable. Among his major responsibilities are planning, signing contracts, annual budgeting and setting up research groups and enforcing the recommendations of the Board of Trustees and the Research Council.

The present Head of IRC is Dr. Hamid Kordbacheh. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics from University of Essex, UK. He is a faculty member at Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran.


Research Council
Members of the Research Council are the Head of IRC who acts as the chairman of the Council Secretary, the Research Deputy of IRC who acts as the Council Secretary, the directors of Research Groups and professionals from the insurance industry and academic members from across globe. The research council responsibilities include planning and determining the scientific and research objectives of IRC, reviewing, evaluating and decision-making on the development of research projects, and formulating the outcomes of research activities. The research council assembly is held every month.

Name Position Affiliation
1  Abdolsadeh Nisi Faculty Member Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics, Al-Zahra University
2  Dr. Ahmad Yazdanpanah Faculty Member Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics, Al-Zahra University
3  Dr. Ali Dehghani Faculty Member Azad Islamic University, Southern Tehran Branch, Faculty of Law, Political Science and Economics
4  Dr. Amir Teymour Payandeh Faculty Member Shahid Beheshti University
5  Dr. Aziz Ahmad Zadeh Director Life Insurance Research Group, IRC
6  Dr. Farbod Khanizadeh Director Non-Life Insurance Research Group , IRC
7  Dr. Farzan Khamesian Director Insurance Economics and Financial Research Group , IRC
8  Dr. Gholam R. Keshavarz Haddad Faculty Member Sharif University of Technology, Faculty of Management and Economics
9  Dr. Hamid Kordbacheh Head Insurance Research Center
10  Dr. Ibrahim Abbasi Faculty Member Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics, Al-Zahra University
11  Dr. Leyli Niakan Research Deputy IRC
12  Dr. Mahboobeh Alaee Director Insurance Management and Regulation Research Group , IRC
13  Dr. Nader Mazloomi Faculty Member Faculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba’i University
14  Dr. Teymoor Rahmani Faculty Member Tehran University
15  Rahim Mosasdegh Vice President, Planning & Development Central Insurance of I.R. Iran
16  Shahin Tayyar Director Insurance Law Research Group

Research Deputy

Dr. Leyli Niakan
Email: Rdep@irc.ac.ir
Phone: 0098-21-22084022

The Research Deputy is responsible for leading, coordinating and supervising all the studies being carried out at IRC. A large proportion of the Research Deputy workload is related to research projects, sponsoring theses at master’s and Ph.D. level.
One of the main responsibilities of the deputy is offering research proposals to the research council and supervising the activities of the research groups. It also conducts need analysis projects in order to identify the research priorities of the insurance industry.
Under the Research Deputy supervision, since 2009, multiple large-scale research plans have been accomplished and several fundamental research projects have been undertaken and many more are anticipated until the end of 2013.
Moreover, IRC Research Deputy has sponsored several dozen masters and doctoral thesis projects. In 2013 alone, 110 dissertation projects have been sponsored by IRC, out of which 102 are ongoing projects and 8 have been completed up to now.
The current Research Deputy is Dr. Leyli Niakan.


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