a former Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
Professor at Department of Horticulture (Ain Shams University); Former Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (2011 and 2013); Former President of Agricultural Research Center (from2007 to 2011); Head Of Egyptian Environmental Affair Agency 2002; Ph.D UCW, Aberystwyth- UK “Horticulture, Irrigation, Water relations, Stress physiology” (1979-1984). Awarded the following: Medallion of sciences and arts first class President of Egypt (April 2013); National Award for Agricultural Sciences (EASRT: 2009); Silver Medal World Food Day celebration (FAO: 2007); Award of Honor from the Prime Minister of Egypt(MSEA: 2006); FAO Silver Medal, World Food Day “Water for Life”(FAO: 1994). Started the implementation of the food law in Egypt, also through scientific researches with Italian Universities aiming at reproducing the EU food law system in the national context. He is a member of the Board of the Research and Training Consortium on Food Safety (Rifosal) and author of many scientific publications.