Sat 19 Jan 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. Abdolnasser Hemmati, President of Central Insurance of I.R. Iran, Head of the Board
2. Amir Safari, Head of Insurance Research Center, Secretary General of the Board
3. Ali Asghar Rostami Abusaidi, Representative of the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology in the Board
4. Seyed Ahmad Tabatabai, 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. Kazim 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. Amir Safari
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. Amir Safari. He holds a Ph.D. in Financial Management from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He has long been executive expert in Central Insurance of I.R. Iran for the implementation of important projects on financial regulations. He has also been the consultant to the Deputy of Planning and Programming at Central Insurance of I.R. Iran and a university faculty member.
It must be noted that Dr. Safari has been involved in development and introduction of regulations related to solvency, official actuary, and reporting and disclosure in the industry. The aforementioned regulations have all been approved by High Council of Insurance.

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.






Dr. Aziz Ahmad Zadeh


Insurance Law Research Group, IRC


Dr. Leyli Niakan 

Research Deputy



Dr. Farzan Khamesian


Insurance Economics and Financial Research Group , IRC


Parviz Khoshkalam Khosroshahi

Deputy President

Central Insurance of Iran


Dr. Ali Dehghani

Faculty Member

Azad Islamic University, Southern Tehran Branch, Faculty of Law, Political Science and Economics


Dr. Teymoor Rahmani

Faculty Member

Tehran University


Dr. Amir Safari




Masoom Zamiri


Pasargad Insurance Company


Dr. Mahboobeh Alaee


Insurance Management and Regulation Research Group , IRC


Dr. Gholam R. Keshavarz Haddad

Faculty Member

Sharif University of Technology, Faculty of Management and Economics


Dr. Nader Mazloomi

Faculty Member

Faculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba’I University


Dr. Leyli Niakan


Life Insurance Research Group , IRC

Research Deputy

Dr. Leyli Niakan
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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