In the history of Egypt, a woman, Nadia Ahmed Abdou has been appointed provincial governor, and has been sworn into office in the Governorate of Beheira, in the Nile Delta.
According to Ceoafrica, she's an engineer with a long record of public service and her fierce decision-making powers have seen her earn the nickname "iron woman".
It was gathered that she has served as the deputy governor since 2013. She spent 10 years, from 2002 to 2012, as chief of the Alexandria Drinking Water Company. She was also the first woman to hold this post.