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Ahmad Saidi

export company executive

Ahmad Saidi, Iranian export company executive. Decorated Order of Homayoon, Shah of Iran, 1962. Member high coordinating economic committee, Tehran, Iran, 1967-1968.; Member national gift committee National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1964.; Member National Geography Society, Pi Sigma Alpha.

Background

Saidi, Ahmad was born on January 28, 1904 in Khoy, Iran. Son of Abol Hassan and Khanombozorg (Abolghassemi) Saidi.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Oklahoma, 1935. Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1937.

Career

Assistant to president M. Dilmaghani & Company, Scarsdale, New York, 1938-1941. Instructor Persian Institute, 1942. Chief Persian Desk, Office of War Information, New York City, 1942-1943.

Chief Persian section Department Defense, New York City, 1943-1945. Executive secretary Iran American Chamber of Commerce, New York City, 1945-1975. President General Foreign Sales Corporation, Scarsdale, New York, 1946-1968, chairman board 1968-1975.

President Iran Trading Corporation, Scarsdale, 1949-1968. Chairman board Export Promotion Center, Tehran, Iran, 1967-1968. Inaugurated, director Voice of America broadcasts to Iran, 1943.

Works

  • Author: (translated into English) Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam, 1992. Contributing author: Sufi Studies: East and West. Editor: Iran American Monthly Newsletter, 1950-1975, Iran American Review, 1945-1975.

    Numerous articles in Persian and English.

Membership

Member high coordinating economic committee, Tehran, Iran, 1967-1968. Member national gift committee National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1964. Member National Geography Society, Pi Sigma Alpha.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Gettner, February 12, 1954. 1 child, Ali Emerson.

father:
Abol Hassan Saidi

mother:
Khanombozorg (Abolghassemi) Saidi

spouse:
Elizabeth Gettner

child:
Ali Emerson Saidi