Association of Iranian Banks in Europe

Risk Level:
89% May harm your business future;

This entity is connected with designated / sanctioned entities who are helping Iranian Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

High Alert – Entity affiliated with Designated / Sanctioned / Illicit entities

The Association of Iranian Banks in Europe (AIBE e.V.) is a non-profit and independent organisation registered in Germany, with the target of strengthen and to boost Iran’s banking relationship in Europe as well as to support international finance and banking business between Europe and Iran;

Nader Maleki established the “Association of Iranian Banks in Europe (AIBE)” in which he holds the position of Vice Chairman;

Maleki has ties to the IRGC, mostly through various senior businessmen and bankers from IRGC-owned companies. Maleki’s network of IRGC businessmen includes prominent figures like Yahya Foroutan, formerly of the IRGC engineering company Sepanir and a founding board member of Ansar Bank and its current vice managing director. Another one of Maleki’s IRGC contacts is Ali Kargar, Chairman of board of Mehr Eghtesad Bank’s investment arm, Mehr Eghtesad Iranian Investment Company. Kargar, like Foroutan, has been in the service of the IRGC’s financial apparatus, including, a sting of its more infamous companies – Tidewater;

Maleki has become an important figure in the circles of the IRGC’s financial elite particularly in wake of the merger of all-military owned banks in Iran into Sepah Bank. This merger has opened a new opportunity for the IRGC-owned banks to transfer funds in and out of Iran. Thus, once this merger was underway, Maleki was asked by his various contacts in the IRGC’s financial elite to facilitate such transfers. In order to comply with this request, Maleki used his connections in Germany and Europe to transfer IRGC funds via Sepah Bank’s Frankfurt branch. Moreover, to further facilitate the IRGC business network in Europe, Maleki founded in 2017 the “Association of Iranian Banks in Europe (AIBE)”. The stated purpose of this association is to strengthen Iran’s banking relationship with Europe and promote European international finance and trade business with Iran. One of the Association’s first members was Sepah Bank’s Frankfurt branch;

Association of Iranian Banks in Europe has accepted Bank Pasargad membership application;

Working with:
Pasargad Bank
Sepah Bank
Parsian Bank
Central Bank of Iran (CBI)

Also Known As:
The Association of Iranian Banks in Europe


Wiesenau 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0)69 / 79 53482-314



Reason for the color:
» Nader Maleki – A businessman or a go-between for the IRGC?;

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