Five new provincial governors, including a woman for the first time, were sworn-in by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Friday,
Nadia Abdou will become the first female governor in Egypt, media reported. She will be named as governor of al-Beheira Governorate after her remarkable efforts to promote Hepatitis C treatment in the city, the report adds.
Abdou was appointed as the deputy governor of Behiera in August 2013. She graduated in 1968 with a degree in chemical engineering and then received a masters degree in health engineering from Alexandria Univeristy.
She also headed a drinking water company for 12 years. Abdou was previously nominated to be a governor of Alexandria after receiving the Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Excellence Award as one in outstanding Arab women managers.—Agencies