Sherif Ismail

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Sherif Ismail
Minister of Petroleum
Assumed office
16 July 2013
President Adly Mansour
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi[1]
Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi
Ibrahim Mahlab
Preceded by Sherif Haddara
Personal details
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Independent
Profession Engineer

Sherif Ismail Mohamed (Arabic: شريف إسماعيل‎) is an Egyptian engineer, who has been minister of petroleum and mineral resources since 16 July 2013.


Ismail is an engineer by training.[2] He held different managerial posts at the different state-run petrochemical and natural gas firms. He served as the executive deputy chairman and then chairman of the Egyptian holding company for petrochemicals (ECHEM), which was established in 2002.[3][4] Next he was named chairman of the Egyptian natural gas holding company (EGAS).[5]

Then he worked as the managing director of the state-run oil holding company, Ganoub El Wadi Petroleum Holding Company (GANOPE).[6] Next he became the chairman of the company.[7] He was appointed oil minister on 16 July 2013 to the interim cabinet led by Hazem Al Beblawi.[8] He replaced Sherif Hassan Haddara in the post.[9]


  1. ^ "BREAKING: New government swears in". Cairo Post. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "News". Ministry of Petroleum. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Pascal Belda (2005). Ebizguide Egypt. MTH Multimedia S.L. p. 94. ISBN 978-84-933978-0-7. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Bogomolov, Pavel (2004). "Thirty years later". Oil of Russia (3). Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "On working meeting of Alexander Medvedev, Hany Soliman Ali, Sherif Soussa and Ibrahim Ahmed". Gazprom. 26 December 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Egypt expects $8 bln in petroleum investments, says minister". Arab Finance (Cairo). 21 February 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Werr, Patrick (16 June 2013). "State holding company executive appointed Egypt's oil minister". Reuters. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "New Egyptian Interim Cabinet Sworn Into Office". Radio Free Europe. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Tarek El Tablawy; Alaa Shahine (7 May 2013). "Egypt to Replace Finance Minister in Cabinet Reshuffle". Bloomberg. Retrieved 19 January 2015.