Gholam Hossein Jahanshahi
Subsequent to completing his undergraduate studies at Tehran University he traveled to France to pursue his academic studies at the University of Paris where he completed a PhD course in economics and law at Sorbonne in 1953.
After completion of his studies he returned to Tehran to rejoin his family and commence his career which spanned over 30 years of service in both Public and Private sectors. Some of his posts in Iran prior to 1979 were:
In 1953, he was appointed as a Senior Advisor to Bank Melli Iran followed by being appointed as a Director General of Ministry of Commerce and Economics. In 1957, he was elected as a member of Parliament where he worked until 1961. In 1961, he was appointed to become a founding member and Deputy Trustee of Pahlavi Foundation to lay the foundations of this organisation. in 1962, he was appointed as the Minister of Trade & Economics in late Asadollah Alam’s Cabinet. He was close to Shah and had intimate relationship with shah's sister Ashraf Pahlavi. Between 1964 and 1979 he had various posts which include the following:
• Honorary Economics Professor at Tehran University • Member of Senior Board of Directors of Iran Air • President of Board of Directors of Taavoni Va Towzie Bank • President of Board of Directors of Aria Insurance Company • Special Economic Advisor to Prime Minister’s office during Dr Jamshid Amouzegar’s Premiership.