New governors of Aleppo, Idlib, Lattakia sworn in before President al-Assad

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Newly-appointed governors of Aleppo, Idlib and Lattakia were sworn in Sunday before President Bashar al-Assad.

The governors, who were appointed in a legislative decree issued four days ago, are: Mohammad Marwan Olabi, Kheredden al-Sayyed and Ibrahim Kheder al-Salem respectively.

The president received the governors separately and wished them success in their missions.

-Dr. Mohammad Marwan Olabi was born in Aleppo in 1942. He earned Ph.D. in Agricultural sciences in 1986. He occupied position of Secretary of the Baath Arab Socialist Party’s Aleppo University Branch in 1986-2000. He was elected as Member of Parliament in the first legislative term in 2011. Married with son and daughter.

Dr. Kheredden al-Sayyed was born in Tartous in 1956. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Medicine from Damascus University in 1980 and occupied the following positions: Director of the military hospital in Tartous in 1987; Director of Tartous Blood Bank; Director of al-Bassel Hospital in 1994; Director of Tartous Health Directorate between 2000 and 2013. Married with two daughters.

-Ibrahim Khedr al-Salem was born in Homs in 1960. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Law from Damascus University in 1984. Internal Security forces volunteer in 1984. He was appointed Head of The Criminal Security Branches in Hasaka, Idlib and Damascus; Director of Drug Enforcement Administration and Head of Aleppo Police Command in 2012; Lattakia Governor. He graduated from National Defense Faculty in 2010. Married with two sons plus two daughters.

Basma Qaddour