President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi named 13 new ministers, including the trade and industry and tourism portfolios, in a Cabinet reshuffle on Saturday meant to help enhance the government’s performance to boost economy.
The parliament has held an extraordinary meeting, approving the Cabinet reshuffle.
Dr. Red Hegazy, who was deputy education minister for teachers’ affairs, was appointed education minister. Sisi also named Prof. Dr. Hany Atef Nabhan Suwaylim, a professor of sustainable development and water resources management at the American University at Cairo, as the new minister of irrigation and water resources.
Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, who was minister of higher education and scientific research, became the new minister of health and population.
Mohamed Ayman Ashour, who was deputy higher education minister, was appointed as the minister of higher education and scientific research, replacing Abdel Ghaffar.
Soha Samir was appointed as minister of immigration and Egyptian expatriates’ affairs. Samir was assistant to minister of foreign affairs.
Banking veteran Ahmed Issa, who was chief executive officer, retail banking at the Commercial International Bank (CIB Egypt), became minister of tourism and antiquities.
Ahmed Samir Saleh, head of the economic affairs committee at the Egyptian parliament, was appointed as minister of trade and industry.
Lieutenant General. Mohammed Abbas Helmy Hashem, who was the commander of the Egyptian Air Force, was named minister of civil aviation.
Meanwhile, Hassan Mohamed Hassan Shehata was appointed as minister of manpower.
Nevine Youssef Mohamed El-Kilany was named minister of culture. El-Kilany was the dean of the Higher Institute of Art Criticism at the Academy of Arts.
Major General Hesham Amna, who was Governor of the Beheira, was named minister of local development.
Mahmoud Moustafa Kamal Esmat was appointed as minister of public sector business.
Mohamed Salaheddin was named minister of military production.