Dr. El-Saiedi has over 50 years of experience in energy, electricity, and industry fields. He is the Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Banque Misr Foundation for Community Development and Welfare
Dr. El Saiedi was the Egyptian Minister of Industry and Technological Development (2001- 2004) and the Minister of Electricity and Energy (1999 – 2001). Afterwards, he became a member of the Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Energy (SAGNE) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (2005-2012). Also, he was a member of the Board of Banque Du Caire (2005-2008). In addition, he joined Banque Misr Board since 2005. From 2008 to 2011, he was a board member of the Higher Council of Science and Technology as well as the Egyptian Water and Wastewater Regulatory Agency.
Dr. El Saiedi held several prominent positions prior to his ministerial career. He was the Director of Technical Cooperation at IAEA in Vienna from 1993 to 1999. During the same time, he was also the Chairman of the Board for the Power Generation Engineering and Services Company - Egypt (PGESCo) .
Dr. El Saiedi’s career in the field of energy locally and internationally began in 1957 when appointed at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority. In 1968, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Nuclear Engineering Department of Kansas State University, United States until 1970. In addition he assumed several leading positions within the energy sector from 1982-1993 including: Secretary of the Supreme Council for Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, Board Member of the Atomic Energy Authority, Board Member of Nuclear Materials Authority, Board Member of the Electrical Power Systems Engineering Company, and Head of the Nuclear Energy Branch of the Electricity and Energy Council at the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology. In addition, he was the Executive Chairman of the Nuclear Power Plants Authority (1985-1993).
Among some of the responsibilities held within Egypt he chaired the National Committee for Localisation of Components of Electric Power Stations and Equipment for Transmission and Distribution of Electricity (1988-1993) which included establishing PGESCo, the first company of its kind in Egypt and Middle East specialized in design and realization of major electric power projects.
Dr. El Saiedi was also part of the Egyptian team in charge of making Middle East a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone. He was also a member at numerous International Expert Groups including IAEA to set systems and guides to help developing countries to use nuclear energy safely, including electricity generation, financing nuclear power projects, and overseas transportation of nuclear wastes.
Dr. El Saiedi earned a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University in 1957. He also obtained a M.Sc. in Reactor Physics Technology from Birmingham University in 1961 in addition to a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from University of Illinois in 1968. He also has a Fellow degree from the National Defence College at Nasser Higher Military Academy (NHMA) in 1979.