Ahmed Al-Goueli, one of Egypt’s leading economists, who held the post of Minister of Supply and Internal Trade from 1994 to 1999, passed away on Monday.
Al-Goueli, considered the only Egyptian supply minister who was an expert in both agricultural economics and food affairs, was well-known for defending the rights of ordinary people as he prominently fought and targeted the importers of rotten meat in the 1990s.
The former minister was born in 1937 in Beheira governorate in northern Egypt. He received a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University in 1957, a master’s degree in economics from the University of California and PhD degree in Agricultural Economics at the same university.
Al-Goueli had worked as an agricultural engineer, a researcher and a professor in agriculture until he became governor of Damietta from 1984 to 1991 and governor of Ismailia from 1991 to 1994.
Al-Goueli was also the secretary-general of the Council of Arab Economic Unity.