Hussein Massoud takes over as Egyptian minister of civil aviation

Hussein Massoud takes over as Egyptian minister of civil aviation

Hussein Massoud has been sworn in as the Egyptian minister of civil aviation, after being commissioned by the Egyptian prime minister Kamal El Ganzoury.

After accepting the responsibilities of the new position, Massoud said: “The priorities in the next period will be directed towards organising the internal structure of the ministry and creating a homogeneous teamwork system.

“All the Ministry of Civil Aviation employees have full awareness, high knowledge and optimum loyalty to the aviation sector, the matter which certainly shall take part in overcoming this critical period.”

Massoud has held many leadership positions internationally and locally; he has been the chairman and chief executive of EgyptAir Holding since September 1st 2009, is a member in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Strategy and Policy Committee, a member in the Nomination Council and a member in the board of governors in the same association.

In addition to this, Massoud is the African Airlines Association “AFRAA” chairman in its current session and for the second consecutive period, and he was the chairman of the Arab Air Carriers Organization “AACO” in the previous session.