Final farewell: Labib El-Sebaai 1946-2012
Labib El-Sebaai, the former chairman of the board of Al-Ahram Establishment, died yesterday 25 January at age 65.
El-Sebaai died following a short illness which needed two intestinal operations.
He was appointed board chairman in March 2011 as part of a general media shake-up in the country in the wake of the revolution which erupted early that year. He retired in November.
El-Sebaai graduated from the Faculty of Journalism in Cairo University in 1968. He started working in Al-Ahram the same year.
Before being appointed chairman, El-Sebaai was Al-Ahram's managing editor as well as editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram's sister publication Al-Shabab.
He was also secretary-general of the Supreme Press Council.
After retiring, he was made a member of the advisory council to the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
El-Sebaai, who was a specialist on educational affairs, continued to write a weekly article for Al-Ahram. His last work was on the first post-revolution parliament which convened on Monday 23 January.
El-Sebaai is survived by his wife Zeinab, son Ziad and daughter Shaimaa.
Al-Ahram Weekly extends its deepest condolences to El-Sebaai's family and that of the entire Al-Ahram Establishment.