Meet Egypt’s First Female Governor


Last Thursday, President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, swore in Nadia Ahmed Abdo as the governor of Beheira. Making her the first ever Female in Egypt to hold the position of governor.

Having graduated from the Faculty of Engineering in 1968, Abdo went on to receive her master degree from the University of Alexandria; specializing in environmental health and safety.

The new job comes after she was appointed in 2013 as the Deputy governor of Behira and was nominated by the governor of Alexandria for the Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Arab Management.

Some of the new governors plans is to turn the city into a touristic destination, establish an industrial city to open up more job opportunities, and concentrate on service related projects such as health care and education.



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