Mehran Dehghan studied in Tehran and Cairo and began his banking career in 1968 in Tehran. Since 1977 he worked for Bank Melli’s branch in Saudi Arabia. In 1982 Mr. Dehghan joined United Saudi Commercial Bank in Jeddah. Three years later he was appointed as manager of Bank Melli’s Düsseldorf Branch. In 1995 Mr. Dehghan joined the Hamburg Branch and was appointed branch manager in 2002.
After completing his law degree, Dr. Helmut Gottlieb worked in the capital markets division of Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt/Main. After various assignments in Europe and North America Dr. Gottlieb joined the management board of Citigroup in Austria in 2005 and in 2011 he was appointed to the executive board of Citigroup Global Markets Deutschland AG in Frankfurt/Main. Before becoming a member of the management team of Bank Melli Iran, Hamburg, Dr. Gottlieb worked for an asset management company in London.