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Eng. Ahmed Abou Elseoud

  • On 1 July 2014, Eng. Ahmed Abou Elseoud was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency.
  • Date of Birth: 18/9/1960


  • Professional Diploma in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. Sep. 1998 - Dec.1999 .
  • Master of Science in Civil and Environment Engineering, Major: Water Resources Management, Civil & Environmental Engineering Dep., Faculty of Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA. Sep. 1990 - May 1994 .
  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Dep., Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt. Sep. 1978 - May 1983 .

Professional History:

  • March 2013 - June 2014:
    MOE - EEAA:
    • Secretary General of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency.
  • October 2012 - September 2014:
    Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia UNDP - GEF International Water Project “Reducing Degradation in the Kura-Aras River Basin”:
    • Senior Environmental Flows and Bio-Monitoring Expert.
  • May 2012 - Present:
    Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC):
    • Member of the Management Board of the Holding Company.
  • March 2012 - Present:
    Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation:
    • National Expert in the Technical Committee to study the Impacts of the Ethiopian Great Dam.
  • March 2010 - June 2014:
    MOE - EEAA:
    • Head of the Branches Affairs Sector.
  • March 2007- March 2010:
    MOE - EEAA:
    • Head of the Central Department of Air Quality and Noise Protection.
  • April 1998 - March 2010:
    MOE - EEAA:
    • Environmental quality sector, Head of Data Management Group, “Environmental Information & Monitoring Program (EIMP)”.
  • December 1988 - April 1998:
    Office of Prime Minister, Cabinet Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC):
    • Program manager for the Natural resources Program (1995 - 1998).
  • December 1985 - March 1998:
    Planning Sector, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation:
    • Water Resources Modeller in the Planning Studies and Models (PSM) Project and Head of Data Management Component in the Telemetry Project.

Key Qualifications:

  • Over 29 years of experience in all aspects and phases of water environmental management;
  • Significant expertise in computer modelling, management information systems, decision support systems and environmental quality monitoring and analysis;
  • Expertise in climate change impacts on environmental flow regimes for transboundary river systems;
  • Experienced in design, implementation and evaluation of action plans for GEF International Waters.

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