Atef Helmy

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Atef Helmy
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Minister of Communications and Information Technology
Incumbent
Assumed office
16 July 2013
President Adly Mansour
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi
Ibrahim Mahlab
In office
5 January 2013 – 1 July 2013
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil
Preceded by Hany Mahmoud
Personal details
Born 23 April 1950
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Independent

Atef Helmy (20 April 1950-) is an Egyptian communication and technology expert and the current minister of communications and information technology.[1]

Education[edit]

Helmy was awarded his master's degree in 1981; a diploma in computer science from Ain Shams University in 1979, and B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Military Technical College in 1973.

Career[edit]

Helmy served as chief executive of Oracle in Egypt until January 2013.[2] On 5 January 2013, Helmy was appointed minister of communications and information technology in a reshuffle to the cabinet of Hisham Qandil.[3] He replaced Hany Mahmoud as minister.[2] Helmy was one of the independent members of the Qandil cabinet.[4] Together with four other ministers Helmy resigned from office on 1 July 2013.[5] He was again appointed minister of communications and information technology on 16 July 2013 to the interim cabinet led by Hazem Al Beblawi.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BREAKING: New government swears in". Cairo Post. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Egypt's cabinet reshuffle to see new interior, finance ministers". Ahram Online. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Basil, Yousuf (5 January 2013). "Egypt to reshuffle 10 Cabinet ministries, state news says". CNN. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Marwa, Mahmoud Fouly (6 January 2013). "Egypt's cabinet refreshes with 10 new ministers". Xinhua (Cairo). Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Four Egyptian ministers resign". Ahram Online. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "New Egyptian Interim Cabinet Sworn Into Office". Radio Free Europe. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.