As vice chairman of the GASC
, Nomani was arguably the most powerful man on the global wheat market as Egypt is traditionally the world's biggest importer of the grain.
Nomani said Mamdouh Abdel Fattah had taken over as acting deputy head of the GASC
(General Authority for Supply Commodities) for a period of one year, but it was not yet clear if this was renewable or not.
Nomani said a second firm, Switzerland-based Solaris, had also registered as a wheat supplier for GASC
In the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2011, GASC
purchased some 5.
Micky Fung, Founder and CEO of Touchmedia commented, "We're proud and honored to support the GASC
to enhance public well-being through healthy habits and exercise.
The absence from the market of GASC
has been a major talking point for the trade.
announced earlier this year that it had included the UK on its list of potential suppliers for the first time.
The agreement comes after GASC
offered an international tender on Monday to purchase wheat from global suppliers
In the fiscal year ended June 30, GASC
is located within the same medical building as Cartersville Ob/Gyn Associates, and co-owned by practice partner Malcolm Barfield, D.
Youssef Mostafa, GASC
representative from Egypt said: "Now that the UK is an approved supplier of wheat for our country, it was really good to have the opportunity to try UK wheats and see for ourselves how suitable they are for our bread.
announced on its website Monday that the offers should be submitted by the suppliers at the headquarters of the authority Tuesday before noon Cairo Local Time, to be decided on the same day.