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
In office
16 July 2013 – 19 September 2015
Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi
Ibrahim Mahlab
Preceded by Hatem Saleh
Succeeded by Tareq Qabil[1]
Personal details
Born (1945-08-21) 21 August 1945 (age 71)
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.[2] His father, Amin Fakhry Abdel Nour (1912 – 2012), was a Wafdist politician.[3]

He graduated from a French high school in Cairo.[4] He received a bachelor's degree from Cairo University's Faculty of Economics and Political Science.[4] 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."[4]


Abdel Nour is a businessman.[5] He began his career at American Express and later founded the Vitrac Company in 1980.[4] He was board member of the Cairo and Alexandria stock exchange.[6]

Then he joined politics. He run for office in the 1995 elections, but lost. He won a seat in the 2000 general elections.[3] Later he became the secretary-general of the Wafd Party.[3] He was appointed minister of tourism to the cabinet led by then prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in February 2011.[6][7] Abdel Nour succeeded Zoheir Garranah in the post.[6] He sits on the board of the center of developing countries research and studies.[6]

On 16 July 2013, he was appointed minister of industry and foreign trade to the interim cabinet headed by prime minister Hazem Al Beblawi.[8]


  1. ^ "Egypt's Sherif Ismail cabinet with 16 new faces sworn in by President Sisi". Ahram Online. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Participants". Messe Berlin. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Amin Fakhry Abdel-Nour (1912 – 2012)". Watani. 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d "Mounir Fakhri Abdel Nour: Politics, Inc.". Al Ahram Weekly. 501. 28 September – 4 October 2000. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Politics in the blood". KCM. 2 (25). 4–17 February 1999. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Bassem Abo al-Abass and Michael Gunn, "Egyptian cabinet: The old, the new and the unknown", Ahram Online, 24 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Egypt's interim president swears in first government", Ahram Online, 16 July 2013.

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