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President of ECO Trade and Development Bank
Dr. Mohammad Hashem Botshekan
Appointed by the Board of Governors on 29 September 2023, Dr. Mohammad Hashem Botshekan assumed his position at the Headquarters of the Bank in Istanbul on 1 November 2023.

Mohammad Hashem Botshekan is a distinguished figure in the financial and banking sectors, with a career marked by notable leadership roles and senior management consultancy positions. His extensive educational background, including a Ph.D. and an MBA with a specialization in Finance, underscores his deep understanding of financial systems. Born in 1968, Mr. Botshekan has accumulated a wealth of experience in various institutions, shaping his expertise in banking and finance. His management experience is evidenced by his past role as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of several commercial and development banks and investment companies. In his past careers as a banker, Botshekan has a notable track record of implementing successful corporate banking models, as well as pioneering the issuance of the first mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in his country. He has also led the implementation of the first project funds in real estate and initiated the establishment of the first housing investment bank in Iran, solidifying his reputation as a pioneer in the finance and banking sectors.

Furthermore, his teaching experience as an Associate Professor at Allame Tabataba’i University in the field of Finance and Banking since 2001 highlights his commitment to nurturing future financial experts. He has published two books in the fields of infrastructure financing and housing financing as well as over 40 scientific articles in reputable journals, establishing his position as a leading authority and scholarly figure in the industry

He will serve as the ETDB’s President and the Chairman of the Board of Directors until the end of October 2027.