Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat was the third President of Egypt, serving from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981. Sadat was a leader of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, and served as its president from 1956 until his death. In his eleven years as president, he changed Egypt’s orientation away from the Soviet Union and closer to the United States, and initiated economic reforms that resulted in an increase in foreign investment and tourism.
As the head of state, Muḥammad Anwar Sādāt was responsible for communicating the government’s messages to its employees. While he was often lauded for his leadership, his tenure was not without its challenges. One of the most difficult aspects of his job was dealing with the bureaucracy that came with working in the government.