Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi appointed on Thursday chancellor Hamada El-Sawy as the new prosecutor-general.
El-Sawi, who was president of the Cairo Court of Appeals, succeeds Nabil Sadek, in office since September 2015.
Sadek became prosecutor-general after his predecessor Hisham Barakat was killed in a terrorist car bombing in June 2015.
El-Sawy served as the head of the Partial Prosecution of Cairo’s Zaitoun District in 1998-1999 and the head of the West Cairo Prosecution from 1999 until 2002.
He also served as the head of the Cairo Traffic Prosecution from 2002 until 2005.
El-Sawy later served as an Advocate General Lawyer for the West Cairo Prosecution in 2006-2007, and as an Advocate General Lawyer for Giza governorate's Partial Prosecution from 2007 until 2010.
He was promoted in 2010 to Appeals Court Chief and the head of the Cairo Criminal Court’s Terrorism District in 2013.
El-Sawy also headed a number of judicial academic centres and served as an investigative judge in many corruption case.
El-Sawy investigated cases including the St. Peter's Church bombing in Cairo in 2017, as well as the false statements made by the former head of the Central Auditing Organisation and financial corruption cases in national press institutions following the 25 January 2011 uprising.