Egypt’s Amani Abou Zeid has been re-elected to serve a new four-year term as the African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy.
The reelection of the Egyptian candidate was announced on Saturday by Egypt’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Osama Abdel Khalek, who is also the permanent envoy of Egypt to the African Union, on Twitter.
Abou Zeid has served in leadership positions in international organizations and has amassed a remarkable mix of experience from across continents and stakeholders.
With a landslide support @HEDrAbouZeid #Egypt candidate for AU Commissioner Infrastructure and Energy is elected for a second term. Thank you all for your confidence in #Egypt in this instrumental file and your acknowledgment of the great 4 years work by Dr Amani pic.twitter.com/njBbrOxJY6
— Egypt Amb. in Addis Ababa (@EgyptAbaba) February 6, 2021
Speaking French, English, Arabic, and Spanish, Abou Zeid received numerous international awards and recognitions: decorated the Wissam Alaouite from Morocco, named “Personalité d’avenir” from France, selected one of “The 50 Most Influential Women in Africa”; and received the “Outstanding Alumni Award” from the University of Manchester, UK.
She is also a member of the prestigious Global Leaders Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, and of the Stewardship Board for System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy.