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 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.


  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.