Bassem Ouda

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Bassem Ouda
Minister of Supply and Internal Trade
In office
5 January 2013 – 4 July 2013
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil
Preceded by Zeid Mohamed
Succeeded by Muhamed Abu Shadi
Personal details
Born 1970 (age 44–45)
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Freedom and Justice Party
Alma mater Cairo University

Bassem Kamel Mohamed Ouda (Arabic: باسم كامل محمد عودة‎  pronounced [ˈbæːsem ˈkæːmel mæˈħæmmæd ˈʕoːdæ]; born 1970) is an Egyptian politician who is a member of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and the former minister of supply and interior trade. He is also a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ouda was born in 1970.[2] He received a PhD in engineering from Cairo University.[2]


Ouda was one of the candidates for the secretariat of the FJP in 2011.[3] He was the head of the fuel file in president Mohamed Morsi's 100-day plan during the latter's presidential champaign.[4] He also heads the energy committee of the FJP.[4]

Ouda was appointed minister of supply and interior trade on 5 January 2013 in a government reshuffle.[5] Ouda replaced Zeid Mohamed in the post.[6] Ouda was one of the FJP members serving in the cabinet that is headed by Hisham Qandil.[6][7] He and other FJP members in the cabinet resigned from office on 4 July 2013 following the 2013 coup in Egypt.[8] Ouda's term officially ended on 16 July 2013 when the interim government led by Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi was formed.[9]


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  2. ^ a b "Ministerial portfolios". Weekly Ahram. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Freedom and Justice Party Elections in Giza". Ikhwan Web. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Egypt's cabinet reshuffle to see new interior, finance ministers". Ahram Online. MENA. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Egypt replaces 10 ministers, including interior, in Cabinet reshuffle". Al Arabiya. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Hope, Bradley (7 January 2013). "Morsi unveils cabinet reshuffle as economic crisis bites". The National. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Fouly, Mahmoud (6 January 2013). "Egypt's 10-minister cabinet reshuffle meets with opposition dissatisfaction". Xinhua. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Egypt Brotherhood ministers present official resignations". Ahram Online. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Hauslohner, Abigail (16 July 2013). "Interim Egyptian cabinet sworn in". The Washington Post (Cairo). Retrieved 16 July 2013.