Dr. Mona Mehrez Aly is the newly appointed Vice-Minister of Livestock, Fisheries, and Poultry Resources for Egypt. She is a world-renown leader in animal health, pathology, and food safety. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Agriculture Minister-Counsellor and Head of Agriculture Office for the Embassy of Egypt in Washington DC and as the Director of the Agriculture Research Center for Production in Egypt. At the Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI), she first led the Tumor and Immuno-suppression Unit before becoming the Deputy Director. Dr. Aly is a member of several high-level panels such as the High-Level Panel of Experts (HLP) on food security and nutrition at FAO, the Supreme Committee for combating Avian Influence (AI) disease in Egypt, and the Education Committee of Veterinary Medicine College. She is an expert with the World Health Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in Avian Influence (AI) disease and also provides her in-depth knowledge of animal health research for the Arab Organization for Agriculture Development.
Dr. Aly has received numerous awards for her outstanding contributions to science, including certifications and awards from the National Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, the Magazine of Scientific Agriculture, the FAO, and the Arab Organization for Agriculture Development for Animal Health Research. In addition, Dr. Aly has established seven accredited Satellite Veterinary Laboratories for poultry disease diagnosis across Egypt. One such laboratory in Luxor was recognized by the First Lady of Egypt, Suzanne Mubarak. Dr. Aly holds a PhD, Masters, and BSc from the University of Egypt in Cairo.