Iranian-American named U.S. ambassador to Argentina
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 30, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HASSAN NEMAZEE AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ARGENTINA
The President today announced his intent to nominate Hassan Nemazee
to be U.S. Ambassador to Argentina. Mr. Hassan Nemazee, of New York, New
York, currently serves as Chair and CEO of Nemazee Capital Corporation.
He has been an investor in public and private equity markets since 1972
and also has experience in real estate development.
From 1979 to 1987, Mr. Nemazee was involved in developing properties
in Houston, Texas and suburban Washington, DC, including a 300,000 square
foot office building designed by I.M. Pei. Mr. Nemazee is also very active
in the academic community and in 1996 was honored as a John Harvard Fellow.
He currently serves on the Harvard University Visiting Committee for
the Center for International Affairs and is a former member of the Harvard
University Middle East Advisory Committee. Also in conjunction with Harvard
University, Mr. Nemazee is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Aitkin
Neuroscience Institute, was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Spence
School and is a member of the Board of Directors of Columbia University's
affiliated Encyclopedia Iranica.
Mr. Nemazee was born in Washington, DC, and received his A.B. degree
with honors from Harvard University in 1972. He and his wife, Sheila,
reside in New York City with their three children, Yasmine, Kamyar and