Tahmasb Mazaheri

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Tahmasb Mazaheri
File:Tahmasb Mazaheri at Etellat Institute's Diplomacy Irani Forum.jpg
Governor of Central Bank of Iran
In office
1 September 2007 – 2 September 2008
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Ebrahim Sheibani
Succeeded by Mahmoud Bahmani
Minister of Finance
In office
12 August 2001 – 2 November 2004
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Hossein Namazi
Succeeded by Safdar Hosseini
Personal details
Born (1953-02-12) 12 February 1953 (age 65)
Tehran , Iran
Religion Shi'a Islam

Tahmasb Mazaheri (born 12 February 1953) is an Iranian politician and economist.


Mazaheri was appointed minister of finance to the cabinet of Mohammad Khatami in 2001.[1] He replaced Hossein Namazi in the post.[1] Mazaheri's term ended in April 2004 and he was succeeded by Safdar Hosseini.[2]

Mazaheri was the governor of the Central Bank of Iran from September 2007 to September 2008.[3] He was the shortest serving governor of Central Bank since its establishment.

He was a candidate in the 2013 presidential election.[4][5] His nomination was rejected.


In January 2013, Mazaheri was interrogated at Dusseldorf airport by German police due to not informing the authorities in advance that he carried a 300 million Venezuelan bolívar cheque (nearly $70 million).[6][7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "New Govt.". APS Diplomat Recorder. 18 August 2001. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. "Shuffling the Surgeon of Iran’s Economy". Iran International (29). May 2004. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  3. "Iran replaces governor of central bank: official". AFP Global Edition. 20 September 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  4. Tahmasb Mazaheri announced his candidacy
  5. Candidates of 2013 election
  6. Habibinia, Omid (29 April 2013). "Iran-Venezuela ties: win-win game for reformists and conservatives". Your Middle East. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  7. "Iran's ex-central bank chief caught entering Germany with 45mln pounds cheque". Asian News International. London. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013.