Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour
|Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour|
|Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment|
16 July 2013
|Prime Minister||Hazem Al Beblawi
|Preceded by||Hatem Saleh|
|Born||21 August 1945|
|Political party||Wafd Party|
|Alma mater||Cairo University
American University in Cairo
Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour (منير فخري عبد النور) (born 21 August 1945) is an Egyptian businessman and politician.
Early life and education
He graduated from a French high school in Cairo. He received a bachelor's degree from Cairo University's Faculty of Economics and Political Science. He holds a master's degree from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with a thesis entitled "private investment as a source of economic development."
Then he joined politics. He run for office in the 1995 elections, but lost. He won a seat in the 2000 general elections. Later he became the secretary-general of the Wafd Party. He was appointed minister of tourism to the cabinet led by then prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in February 2011. Abdel Nour succeeded Zoheir Garranah in the post. He sits on the board of the center of developing countries research and studies.
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