Osama Saleh

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Osama Saleh
Minister of Investment
In office
16 July 2013 – 1 March 2014
President Adly Mansour
Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi
Preceded by Yehya Hamed
In office
2 August 2012 – 7 May 2013
President Mohamad Morsi
Prime Minister Hesham Qandil
Succeeded by Yehya Hamed
Personal details
Born 1960 (age 55–56)
Political party Independent
Alma mater Cairo University

Osama Saleh (born 1960) is an Egyptian economist, who served as the minister of investment of Egypt from 2 August 2012 to 7 May 2013. He was part of the Qandil Cabinet.[1] He stayed as investment minister in the 2013 interim government.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Saleh was born in 1960.[3] He is a graduate of the faculty of commerce at Cairo University and graduated in 1982.[3]


Saleh was the chairman of the Egyptian Mortgage Finance Authority (EMF) from 2005 to July 2009.[3] In September 2009, he was appointed chairman of the General Authority for Investment (GAFI) under Nazif’s cabinet.[4][5] He is also a board member of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority.[6] In addition, he also served as Regional Manager of American Express Bank Ltd.[3] He has been a visitor professor of finance at American University in Cairo since 2008.[6]

In August 2012, he was appointed minister of investment as part of the Qandil cabinet.[7] This ministry was disestablished during the Mobarak era.[4][8] His term ended on 7 May 2013 and he was succeeded by Yehya Hamed in the post in a cabinet reshuffle.[9][10] On 16 July 2013, Saleh was again appointed minister of investment to the interim cabinet led by Hazem Al Beblawi, replacing Yehya Hamed.[11]


  1. ^ Yasmine Saleh & Ali Abdelaty (2 August 2012). "Prominent judge to be Egypt's new justice minister". Reuters. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Egypt's interim president swears in first government". Ahram Online. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Egypt's Newly Appointed Cabinet Ministers" (PDF). American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Osama Saleh says to be Egypt's new investment minister". Reuters. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Feteha, Ahmed; Al Abass, Bassem Abo, Nowa, Nesma (3 August 2012). "Egypt's new economy ministers: Who's who". Ahram Online. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Mr. Osama Saleh". GAFI. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Osama Saleh Minister of Investment, Egypt" (PDF). Ministry of Investment. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Safaa Abdoun; Sarah El Sirgany (3 August 2012). "Qandil Cabinet sworn in". The Egypt Monocle. Cairo. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Egypt's Morsi Brings More Islamists into Cabinet". Voice of America. Reuters. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Nine new ministers announced in Egypt cabinet reshuffle". Ahram Online. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Cabinet ministers sworn in". Daily News Egypt. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.