Waleed Al-Saadi is the acting CEO of National Grid SA, which is owned by the Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC).
National Grid SA is responsible for operating and maintaining the electrical grid, continuing its stability to ensure the transmission of electric power to load centers across the Kingdom.
Al-Saadi was previously the vice president of the technical services business unit at National Grid SA from 2012. Before that, he was the department manager of a substation in Riyadh from 2005 to 2011.
He worked at the SEC for more than 24 years. Between 1995 and 2004, he worked in a transmission substation covering general maintenance. His responsibilities included fault investigation, maintenance planning and managing lab protection activities.
He is a member of several technical organizations, such as the Saudi Council of Engineering, the Arab Institute of Operations and Maintenance and the International Council on Large Electric Systems (Cigre).
Al-Saadi holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from King Saud University, Riyadh.
He has participated in several international conferences, covering power system protection development in the UK and Cigre meetings throughout the Middle East.
Al-Saadi said that the company’s vision is to assist with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 reform plan and the strategic transformation program of the SEC, which seeks to make the Kingdom a regional electricity interconnection hub between Asia and Africa.