The announcement was made by the presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.
Born in 1960, Fouad earned a bachelor's degree in Aviation and Military Sciences in 1987. He served in a series of positions over the past years, including head of Air Armament Division, head of Air Training Division, and chief-of-staff of the Air Force.
He also was awarded several honorable medals, including the silver jubilee medal of the October War 1973, the golden jubilee medal of the July Revolution 1952, the silver jubilee medal for the Liberation of Sinai, and the January 25 and June 30 revolutions medals.
Fouad is replacing his predecessor Mohamed Abbas Helmy, who was chosen a day earlier for the civil aviation protfolio as part of a wide-range cabinet reshuffle.
The country's House of Representatives approved on Saturday the reshuffle, bringing 13 new faces to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly’s cabinet.
It included the ministers of irrigation, education, health, higher education, emigration, tourism, trade and industry, civil aviation, manpower, culture, local development, public business sector, and military production.
Earlier today, the newly-appointed ministers swore a legal oath before the president at the presidential palace in the New Alamein city.