Kamal Ganzouri,78, has previously been the Egyptian prime minister from 1996 to 1999, under deposed president Hosni Mubarak.
As a result of this, there are those who criticise his appointment saying he is ‘part of the old regime’, but for many Egyptians he is a popular choice.
The last time he held the position, he was known as the “minister of the poor” because he was seen as representing the less well-off.
For more than a decade Ganzouri stayed away from the media, and distanced himself from the Mubarak
Until a re-appearance in January, the day after the former president stepped down, when he called in to a national TV station declaring a new era had arrived in Egypt, and there was no way of going back.