In 2019, Khaled El-Enany was appointed Egypt’s first minister of tourism and antiquities after a cabinet reshuffle that led to the merging of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Antiquities. Prior to that, he held the position of minister of antiquities for three years. El-Enany studied tourism guidance at Helwan University, where he later became head of the Tourism Guidance Department, vice dean for teaching and student affairs and professor of Egyptology. El-Enany holds a PhD in Egyptology from Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 University, where he later returned as a visiting professor. He lectured on the language, civilization and antiquities of ancient Egypt at many public and private universities. He also taught in the Joint Master in Heritage Conservation and Site Management by the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus– Senftenberg in cooperation with Helwan University, which was supported by the German Archaeological Institute and the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. From 2014 to 2016, he was the managing director of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. El-Enany is the recipient of Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun, a national decoration awarded by the Japanese government for exceptional civil or military merit.