Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Food Safety Authority
Dr. Hussein Mansour is currently, the first chairman of the National Food Safety Agency that established in Egypt since July 1st, 2017. Dr. Mansour promulgate and embraced the idea of changing food safety systems in Egypt and the establishment of a national authority for food safety since 2003. He lead the project that officially began in 2007, under the of Ministry of Industry and Trad. He served as the Agricultural Minister Plenipotentiary & Head of the Agricultural Office at the Embassy of Egypt in Washington, DC. for 6 years. Dr. Mansour has over 40 years of experience as an agricultural scientist,former dean of Agriculture College at Ain Shmas University research management coordinator, and educator in Egyptian and Middle Eastern institutions (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria and UAE). He has a broad experience in international agricultural development programs through his engagements with CODEX, SAID, FAO, CARDA, ACSAD and number of other international organizations. In 2016 he was elected as the chairman of Arab Food System Experts. Dr. Mansour has organized and chaired many international workshops and conferences on agricultural development, genetic diversity and animal conservation. He has served as the technical leader on several nation-wide animal genetic improvement projects in the Middle East. In addition, he assisted in the establishment of the Egyptian National Agricultural Library (ENAL). He also established a number of information and computing laboratories in the Egyptian Universities and Ministry of Agriculture. Dr Mansour is one of ten scientists who contributed to the formation of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) in Sharjah, UAE . Dr Mansour is originator of adapting the concept of Milk HUB in Egypt. He has over 50 scientific publications in refereed international and Egyptian journals, and the author of five books in Agriculture and Food legislations.