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Sinan Al-Shabibi Dr. Sinan Al-Shabibi (Arabic: الدكتور سنان الشبيبي) is the current governor of the Central Bank of Iraq. He has held this position since 2003.
Born on the 1st of July 1941 and son of the prominent Iraqi figure and poet Mohammed Ridha Al-Shabibi, Dr. Al-Shabibi holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Baghdad University (1966), a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Economic Development, a M.A. in Economics from the University of Manchester (1970, 1971), and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bristol (1975).
From April 1977 to December 1980, Sinan Al-Shabibi was the Chief of plan Preparation and Co-ordination Division at the Iraqi Ministry of Planning, and from May 1975 to March 1977 he worked as the Head of Imports and Marketing Section at the Iraqi ministry of oil.
Immediately after the start of the Iran–Iraq War, he moved to Geneva in Switzerland where he spent from December 1980 to October 2001 working as a Senior Economist in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
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 Governor of the Central Bank of IraqSince taking over as central bank governor, Al-Shabibi, has introduced the bank's employees to modern finance. He has made the bank switch from typewriters and calculators to computers, introduced it to financial instruments like currency auctions and replaced Iraq's pre-2003 banknotes with the New Iraqi Dinar between October 2003 and January 2004.
In the effort to further modernize the Central Bank of Iraq, Al-Shabibi appointed Baghdad-born architect Zaha Hadid in August 2010 to design the new headquarters for the Central Bank in Baghdad.
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Until today and despite the ongoing instability, Al-Shabibi has held the Iraqi currency, the Iraqi Dinar, firm at about 1,170 to the U.S. dollar, reduced inflation to single digits, and remained a strong advocate of central bank independence.
 Publications"Globalisation of Finance: Implications for macroeconomic policies and debt management", March 2001, Paper presented to a conference on "Globalization and the Gulf organized by the institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, England, 2–4 July 2001.
"Prospects for the Iraqi Economy: Facing the new reality". Paper presented to a conference on "The Future of Iraq", organized by the Middle East Institute, Washington. The paper was published in a book with the same title in November 1997 and reprinted in the UNCTAD secretariat. It deals with the effect of sanctions, debt, and war reparations on the future prospects of the Iraqi economy.
"The Arab share in OPEC Aid: Some related facts" in Arabic, in Al-Mustaqbal Al-Arabi, Centre of Arab Unity Studies, Beirut, September 1988.
"OPEC Aid, Issues and Performance" in the OPEC review, Vienna, spring 1987.
 AwardsArabian Business Power 500 - Listed among The World's Most Influential Arabs, March 2011., Arabic version - بالعربية
The New Breed/Listed among the Time-CNN 25 Business Influentials, December 2004.
 External linksSinan Al-Shabibi on the Iraqi Central Bank Website
Sinan Al-Shabibi on LIFE.com
Sinan Al-Shabibi during the signature of the US-Iraq Bilateral Debt Agreement
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