Amr Ezzat Salama

Amr Salama

Amr Salama

Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama is the counselor of the American University in Cairo. He was also a former member of the Shura Council (upper house of parliament in Egypt) and head of its housing committee. In addition, Dr. Salama is the chairman of the Management Engineering Society.

Formerly, Salama served as minister of higher education, chairman of the Housing and Building National Research Centre, and president of Helwan University in Egypt.

Salama has worked as professor of civil engineering and chair of the university’s Centre for Technology Development, stressing Egypt’s need to boost the science and technology sector, especially in fields such as biotechnology and information technology.

He promotes closer research ties between universities and industry, as well as greater public understanding of science. He received the State Award for Science in engineering science.