Saman Bank

Also Known As: 

Bank-e Saman
Saman Bank Corporation

Weapon Program: 

  • Military


- Vali Asr St. No. 3, Before Vey Park Intersection, corner of Tarakesh Dooz St., Tehran, Iran
- Building No. 1, No 879, Kaledge Junction, Engheleb St., Tehran 1415551771, Iran


98 21 6695 9050
9821 23095100


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Provides personal and corporate banking services; offers investment, savings, and foreign exchange deposits; provides debit, credit, prepaid, and exchange cards, and internet and mobile banking services.

Provides foreign exchange services, including drafts, letters of guarantee, loans and facilities, purchases and sales, and other services. 

Subsidiaries include: 

  • Hafez Saman Iranian Credit Scoring Company
  • Kardan Investment Company
  • Saman Aftab Tejarat Servicing Company
  • Saman Bank Brokerage Company
  • Saman Exchange Company
  • Saman Kish Electronic Payment Company
  • Saman Insurance Company
  • Saman Pardazeshgaran Company

Personnel include Seyed Ahmad Taheri Behbehani (CEO and director), Vali Zarrabieh (co-founder and non-executive chairman), Alireza Marefat (deputy CEO and vice president of lending), Ehsan Torkaman (vice president of finance and planning), Ahmad Mojtahed (vice chairman), Farideh Geraminejad (board member), Gholamreza Khalil Arjmandi (board member), Reza Isfandyari (vice president legal), Hosein Vaez Ghamsari (vice president of finance and planning), Mahdi Gharahi (vice president of development and infrastructure), Mansour Momeni (vice president of banking and marketing), Khodarahm Ghasemiyan (vice president of supervision), Hasan Dehghanizade (vice president of international banking), and Ghasem Sarkhosh (senior director of internal audits). 

SWIFT code is SABCIRTH; established in 1999.


As part of the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran, added on November 5, 2018 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13599, which targets entities controlled by the Government of Iran and Iranian financial institutions. 

Previously added to the SDN list on July 12, 2012, pursuant to Executive Order 13599; removed from the SDN list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Date Entered: 

February 27, 2019

Date Last Modified: 

February 27, 2019