George Soumi

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George Malki Soumi
Minister of Irrigation
In office
14 April 2011 – incumbent
Prime Minister Adel Safar
Preceded by self
Minister of Irrigation
In office
3 October 2010 – 29 March 2011
President Bashar al-Assad
Prime Minister Muhammad Naji al-Otari
Preceded by Nader al-Bunni
Succeeded by self
Personal details
Born 1943 (age 73–74)
Qamishli, Syria
Political party Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Children three
Alma mater Moscow Scientific Research Institute of Hydrotechnics and Land Reclamation

George Malki Soumi (born 1943) is the Minister of Irrigation of Syria. He is an expert in irrigation and land reclamation.

Early life, education and career[edit]

Soumi was born in Qamishli in 1943. He earned a PhD. in Technical Sciences in the field of irrigation and land reclamation at the Moscow Scientific Research Institute of Hydrotechnics and Land Reclamation in 1975.

  • Director of Irrigation and Water Use Directorate at the Ministry of Agriculture, 1986-2003
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
  • Head of the Arab Team for Rationalization of Water Use in Arab Agriculture of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development
  • Expert at the UN in the field of Integrated Management of Water Resources
  • Expert at the State Planning Commission
  • Worked with the International Fund for Agricultural Development on water situation in the Northeastern region
  • Worked as consultant at the Irrigation Committee at the People's Assembly
  • Has over 265 publications in the field of water research

Personal life[edit]

Soumi is married and has a son Marvin and two daughters Marina and Georgette.

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