Nadia Ahmed Abdou was sworn in on Thursday before president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as the new governor of Beheira, the first female to ever hold a governor post in Egypt.
Abdo plans to turn Rashid into an worldwide touristic city.
Abdo has also been a member of the Board of the General Assembly of the Institut Méditerranéen de l'Eau (IME) in France since 1987; she is a member of the General Assembly of the World Water Council (acwua); a member of the Alexandria Business Association; and the rapporteur of the National Council for Women in Alexandria. She also wants to establish industrial projects, including hospitals, schools, and universities. She also supervised water utility projects in Alexandria.
Beheria governorate's official website published Abdou's biography. The new governor graduated in 1968 from Alexandria University's Faculty of Engineering's Chemistry department. Saleh was named the governor of the province of Beheira on Egypt's northern coast due to her advocacy for greater hepatitis C treatment in the region, according to local reports Thursday.
Some political activists in Egypt have accused Saleh of being linked to the National Democratic Party, which was Mubarak's ruling party before the uprising.
The appointment of a woman as a governor sharply contrasts with Egypt's tradition of naming retired military or police as governors, particularly those with global borders.