Mehdi Samii, Head of the Central Bank during the Pahlavi period

Mohammad Mehdi Samiei (1297, Rasht—16 August 2009, Los Angeles) was one of Persian’s banking and planning managers and one of the technocrats during the reign of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. For many years, he was the head of the Industrial and Mineral Development Bank, the head of the Central Bank, the head of the program organization, and finally the head of the Agricultural Development Fund. The fact that the Central Bank of Homeland was a corruption-free, relatively independent, and strangely efficient institution has been attributed to his management.