August 20, 2019

On Saturday Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decision to dismiss Lieutenant General Mohab Mamish from his post as head of the Suez Canal Authority and appointed Lieutenant General Osama Rabie as his successor.

Al-Sisi appointed Mamish as an advisor to the President of the Republic for the axis of the Suez Canal and seaports projects, while another decision was issued to appoint engineer Yahya Zaki as head of the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone.

Mamish assumed the chairmanship of the Suez Canal Authority in August 2012 and was the commander of the Canal Authority until the New Suez Canal opened for international navigation in August 2015.

General Osama Rabie was the vice president of the Suez Canal Authority. He became commander of the navy in April 2015 and was promoted to Lieutenant General in 2016.