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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. Mr. Majid Behzadpour, President of Central Insurance of I.R. Iran, Chairman of the Board
2. Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Asgari, Head of Insurance Research Center, Secretary General of the Board
3. Dr. Mohammad Soleymani, 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. Dr. Ali Sarzaim, Member of the Board of Directors, Faculty Member at Allameh Tabatab'i University
2. Dr. Seyed Safdar Husseini, Member of the Board of Directors, National Development Fund of Iran
3. Dr. Mehnaz Mollanazari, Member of the Board of Directors, President of Alzahra Universtiy
4. Dr. Asadollah Farzin Vash, Member of the Board of Directors, Research Deputy, Faculty of Economics, Tehran University
5. Dr. Mohsen Mehrara, Member of the Board of Directors, Deputy of Educational Affairs, Faculty of Economics, Tehran University

Head of IRC

Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Asgari
Email: -
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. Mohammad Mahdi Asgari. He is the Full Professor of Economics and faculty member of Imam Sadegh (PBUH) University (ISU) and was formerly the Head of IRC during 2007-2008.

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, Allameh Tabataba’i 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. Maryam Ethnaashari Faculty Member/Director Property & Casualty Insurance Group, IRC
5  Dr. Aziz Ahmad Zadeh Director Life Insurance Research Group, IRC
6  Dr. Kambiz Peykarjoo Faculty Member Azad University
7  Dr. Farzan Khamesian Director Insurance Economics and Financial Research Group , IRC
8  Dr. Nasrin Hozzarmoghadam Faculty Member IRC
9  Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Asgari 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. Mohammad Javad Heydari Director Electronic Insurance Research Group , IRC
13  Dr. Yunos Mazloomi CEO Taavon Insurance Co.
14  Dr. Teymoor Rahmani Faculty Member Tehran University
15  Dr. Rahnamay Doudposhti Faculty Member Islamic Azad University
16  Dr. Ali Souri Faculty Member Tehran University
17 Dr. Hassan Reza Abbasianfar Director General Planning and Technical Affair, CII
18 Dr. Mitra Ghanbarzadeh Faculty Member/Director Personal Insurance Research Group , IRC
19 Dr. Ibrahim Kardegar CEO Dana Insurance Co.
20 Dr. Khadijeh Mozaffari Director Islamic Studies Research Group , IRC
21 Dr. Hojjar Baharifar CEO Ma Insurance Co.

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 major 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 2020.

The current Research Deputy of IRC is Dr. Leyli Niakan.




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