Iraj Abedian is the Chief Executive Officer of Pan African Advisory Services, a position he has held since 2005.

He also currently holds the following positions:

  • Economic Advisor of Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa
  • Board Member of Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • Various positions at Mid-term Expenditure Framework, Presidential Review Commission
  • Various positions at Growth, Employment & Redistribution (GEAR)
  • Various positions at White Paper | Reconstruction & Development Programme
  • Various positions at Transformation of Development Bank of SA
  • Founder & Director of Applied Fiscal Research Centre, University of Cape Town
  • Board Member of National Business Initiative
  • Board Member of Department of Justice and Constitutional Development


He has previously held the following positions:

  • Director of Standard Bank Group Limited
  • Director of Social Strategy, Standard Bank Group
  • Group Economist at Standard Bank Group Limited
  • Various positions at International Monetary Fund


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