Hany Mahmoud

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Hany Mahmoud Abdel Megeed
Minister of Communications and Information Technology
In office
2 August 2012 – 5 January 2013
President Mohamed Morsi
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil
Preceded by Mohamed Salem
Succeeded by Atef Helmi
Personal details
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Independent
Alma mater Alexandria University

Hany Mahmoud Abdel Megeed (Arabic: هاني محمود عبد المجيد‎) is an Egyptian engineer and former minister of communications and information technology of Egypt who briefly served in the Qandil cabinet.


Mahmoud received a bachelor of arts degree in telecommunication engineering from Alexandria University. He also completed academic courses and training programs at different higher education institutions, including London Business School, INSEAD, IMD Business School, the University of Sheffield, Xerox Leadership Academy and Vodafone Academy.[1]


In 1994, Mahmoud served as the marketing manager of XEROX in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).[1] In 1996, he became regional human resources manager of the company in the United Kingdom. Then from 1997 to 1999, Mahmoud worked as general manager of human resources, business quality and customer satisfaction for XEROX.[1] Leaving XEROX, he began to work in Vodafone Egypt as general manager of human resources, administrative and legal affairs in 2000. He worked in the same company for ten years and during this period, he served at different posts, including vice president of Vodafone Turkey (2006–2007), vice president of Vodafone Egypt (2007–2008) and chairman of Vodafone Turkey and regional director of the company for Central Europe and Africa (2009–2010).[1]

in 2011, Mahmoud was appointed chairman of the Egypt Post during the Mobarak era.[1][2] Then he was named as the director of the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) on 2 May 2011.[3][4] He also served as a consultant to the then minister of communications and information technology for postal policies.[5] On 2 August 2012, he was appointed minister of communications and information technology.[6]

Mahmoud's term lasted until 25 December 2012 when he resigned from his post.[7][8] On 5 January 2013, the Qandil cabinet was reshuffled, and Mahmoud was replaced by Atef Helmi as minister.[9]


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  2. ^ "Egypt's government: It's time to get to know the ministers". Egypt Business. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Abo Alabass, Bassem (31 May 2011). "Mubarak regime hid frank corruption reports". Ahram Online. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Enein, Ahmed Aboul (1 August 2012). "A closer look at Qandil’s cabinet". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Eid, Nayra (31 July 2012). "Kandil Nominates Hani Mahmoud For Ministry of Communications Portfolio". Amwal Alghad. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Meet Hisham Qandil's new Egypt cabinet". Ahram Online. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Minister Mahsoub resigns in protest against Morsi". ANSAmed (Cairo). 27 December 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Egypt cabinet reshuffle seeks to allay fears of economic collapse". Middle East Online. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Egypt's cabinet reshuffle to see new interior, finance ministers". Ahram Online. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.