Dr Iraj Abedian

He is the Chairman of Fortress Income Fund, Automated Outsourcing Services, Index Solutions and was of Bigen Africa.

Dr Abedian holds a PhD in economics from Simon Fraser University, Canada.

He was a professor of economics at University of Cape Town (UCT) before joining Standard Bank as Group Chief Economist in 2000. He was extensively involved in macroeconomic and financial policy as well as institutional restructuring of South Africa’s public policy after 1994 and currently holds past and present board positions at some of South Africa’s most important companies and institutions.

Dr Abedian is a prolific researcher and has written numerous articles and co-authored a number of books. He is an honorary Professor of Economics at Graduate School of Business, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.

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