Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour

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Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour
Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour Senate of Poland.JPG
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment
Assumed office
16 July 2013
Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi
Ibrahim Mahlab
Preceded by Hatem Saleh
Personal details
Born (1945-08-21) 21 August 1945 (age 70)
Political party Wafd Party
Alma mater Cairo University
American University in Cairo
Religion Coptic Christianity

Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour (Arabic: منير فخري عبد النور‎, born 21 August 1945) is an Egyptian businessman and politician.

Early life and education[edit]

Abdel Nour was born into a Coptic Christian family on 21 August 1945.[1] His father, Amin Fakhry Abdel Nour (1912 – 2012), was a Wafdist politician.[2]

He graduated from a French high school in Cairo.[3] He received a bachelor's degree from Cairo University's Faculty of Economics and Political Science.[3] 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."[3]


Abdel Nour is a businessman.[4] He began his career at American Express and later founded the Vitrac Company in 1980.[3] He was board member of the Cairo and Alexandria stock exchange.[5]

Then he joined politics. He run for office in the 1995 elections, but lost. He won a seat in the 2000 general elections.[2] Later he became the secretary-general of the Wafd Party.[2] He was appointed minister of tourism to the cabinet led by then prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in February 2011.[5][6] Abdel Nour succeeded Zoheir Garranah in the post.[5] He sits on the board of the center of developing countries research and studies.[5]

On 16 July 2013, he was appointed minister of industry and foreign trade to the interim cabinet headed by prime minister Hazem Al Beblawi.[7]


  1. ^ "Participants". Messe Berlin. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Amin Fakhry Abdel-Nour (1912 – 2012)". Watani. 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Mounir Fakhri Abdel Nour: Politics, Inc.". Al Ahram Weekly 501. 28 September – 4 October 2000. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Politics in the blood". KCM 2 (25). 4–17 February 1999. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d El Din, Mai Shams (20 February 2011). "Al Wafd's Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour appointed minister of tourism". Daily News Egypt (Cairo). Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Bassem Abo al-Abass and Michael Gunn, "Egyptian cabinet: The old, the new and the unknown", Ahram Online, 24 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Egypt's interim president swears in first government", Ahram Online, 16 July 2013.

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