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Mohamed Ismail Khaled Takes Helm as Secretary-general of Egypt’s SCA

Fri 15 Mar 2024 | 12:55 PM
Ali Abo Deshish - Ahmed Emam

Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has recently appointed Mohamed Ismail Khaled as the new Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA). This decision was taken as part of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ strategic vision to improve its governance and that of its affiliated bodies.

The Ministry aims to strengthen the council’s organizational capabilities to effectively carry out its essential role as an antiquities custodian and a preeminent scientific institution dedicated to scholarly research across generations.

Mohamed Ismail Khaled holds a PhD in Ancient Egyptian Antiquities from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. 

Prior to his new position, he served as an assistant professor in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Würzburg, Germany.

His scientific research has been published in several prestigious international peer-reviewed publications in both English and German. He has been awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Henkel Foundation in Germany in recognition of his collaborative efforts. Moreover, he worked as a visiting professor at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University, USA.

Khaled currently heads the Egyptian-German mission at the Sahure Pyramid in the Abusir archaeological site, where he has led groundbreaking discoveries, including uncovering the storerooms within the historic site. He began his career as an antiquities inspector with the SCA in the Giza Pyramids area and then progressed to various leadership roles within the council. Khaled was Director of the Technical Office of the Head of Central Administration of Cairo and Giza Antiquities, Scientific Research Department, and Foreign Mission Affairs. He also supervised the Development and Site Management Project of Pyramids at the Giza Plateau.

Khaled's appointment followed the completion of the term of former Secretary-General Mostafa Waziry, who had held the position since 2017.