Mohab Mamish

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Mohab Mamish
Born (1948-08-06) August 6, 1948 (age 70)
Alexandria, Egypt Egypt
Allegiance Egypt
Service/branch Egyptian Navy Flag of the Egyptian Navy.svg
Years of service1969–2012
RankAdmiral EgyptianNavyInsignia-ViceAdmiral-shoulderboard.svg
Commands heldCommander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Navy (2007–2012)
Battles/warsYom Kippur War

Vice Admiral Mohab Mamish (Arabic: مهاب مميش‎; born 6 August 1948) is the chairman of the Suez Canal Authority. He was the Commander of the Egyptian Navy from 27 September 2007 until August 2012. He was also a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces which governed Egypt de facto after the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.[1][2][3]


Mamish graduated from the Egyptian Naval Academy in 1969. He served as an anti-submarine specialist in the 1973 War.[1][2][3] He received a fellowship from the Nasser Military Academy in 1977.[1] He has received additional military training in the United Kingdom (1980), the United States of America (1983, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2004), the United Arab Emirates (1987–1989), China (1992), Greece (1999), and France (2002).[1][2][3]

He has received many medals, including the medal of long and Meritorious Service, of Longevity, of Duty, of the 6th of October, of the Egyptian Navy, of the 20th Anniversary of the July Revolution, of the 25th of April, of October Warriors, of Superior Service, 23 July 50th Anniversary, and the Silver Jubilee of Sinai Liberation.[1]

He is married, with two daughters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Vice admiral Mohab Mamish – Commander In Chief Of The Egyptian Navy". Archived from the original on March 20, 2012. Retrieved 2011-02-11.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link).
  2. ^ a b c Key Egyptian military leaders, The Globe and Mail, 10 February 2011
  3. ^ a b c Egypt's key military figures, BBC, 11 February 2011