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Ali Saeedlou
Saeedlou in 2012
Vice President of Iran
for International Affairs
In office
9 August 2011 – 3 August 2013
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Vice President of Iran
Head of Physical Education Organization
In office
25 August 2009 – 3 August 2011
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byMohammad Aliabadi
Supervisor of Presidential Administration of Iran
In office
10 September 2005 – 19 September 2009
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byMohammad Reza Aref
Succeeded byEsfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Vice President of Iran for Executive Affairs
In office
10 September 2005 – 25 August 2009
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byMohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani
Succeeded byHamid Baghaei
Acting Mayor of Tehran
In office
28 June 2005 – 14 September 2005
Preceded byMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Succeeded byMohammad Bagher Ghalibaf
Personal details
Born (1952-10-10) October 10, 1952 (age 71)
Tabriz, Iran
Alma materTabriz University

Ali Saeedlou (Persian: علی سعیدلو) (born 10 October 1952 in Tabriz) is an Iranian politician who was the Head of Physical Education Organization from 2009 to 2011.[1] Before that, he was Deputy Mayor of Tehran from 2003 to 2005 under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and had served as his interim successor until the election of Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf as new mayor.

Early life

He was born on 10 October 1952 in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan Province. He was graduated in 1975 from Tabriz University and then he moved to United States but returned to his hometown in 1980.

Political career

His first political career starts in 1982, when he was appointed as a financial deputy at Ministry of Commerce. He was chosen as Deputy Minister of Commerce two years later and later as Deputy Minister of Cooperatives. In 1990, he was appointed as head of Iranian Department of Defence which he held most of his political years there, serves as its head until 2002. After 2003 local elections which led to victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Mayor of Tehran, Saeedlou was elected as his deputy. Ahmadinejad later was elected as President and Saeedlou serves as Acting Mayor of Tehran from 3 August to 17 September 2005. He was proposed as Minister-designated of Petroleum by Ahmadinejad in 2005, but he was not confirmed by Parliament of Iran. In August 2009, Saeedlou was appointed by Ahmadinejad as head of the Physical Education Organization, a post he held until August 2011.

See also


  1. ^ "Saeedlou are new head of Physical Organization". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-05-18.
Civic offices Preceded byMahmoud Ahmadinejad Acting Mayor of Tehran 2005 Succeeded byMohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf Government offices VacantTitle last held byMohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani Vice President of Iran for Executive Affairs 2005–2009 VacantTitle next held byHamid Baghaei Preceded byMohammad Aliabadi Head of Physical Education Organization 2009–2011 VacantOrganization merged into Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports New titleOffice created Vice President of Iran for International Affairs 2011–2013 Office abolished