Sherif Ismail

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Sherif Ismail
Sherif Ismail (cropped).jpg
Prime Minister of Egypt
Assumed office
19 September 2015
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Preceded by Ibrahim Mahlab
Minister of Petroleum
In office
16 July 2013 – 12 September 2015
Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi (Acting)
Ibrahim Mahlab
Preceded by Sherif Haddara
Succeeded by Tareq el Molla
Personal details
Born (1955-07-06) 6 July 1955 (age 62)
Political party Independent
Alma mater Ain Shams University

Sherif Ismail Mohamed (Arabic: شريف إسماعيل‎‎  pronounced [ʃɪˈɾiːf esmæˈʕiːl]; born 6 July 1955) is an Egyptian engineer who is the current prime minister of Egypt, appointed on 19 September 2015.[1] He served as the minister of petroleum and mineral resources between 16 July 2013 and 12 September 2015.


Ismail studied mechanical engineering at Ain Shams University and graduated in 1978.[2] He has held managerial posts at state-run petrochemical and natural gas firms. He served as the executive deputy chairman and then chairman of the Egyptian holding company for petrochemicals (ECHEM), which was established in 2002.[3][4] Next he was named chairman of the Egyptian natural gas holding company (EGAS).[5]

Then he worked as the managing director of the state-run oil holding company, Ganoub El Wadi Petroleum Holding Company (GANOPE).[6] and became chairman of the company.[7] He was appointed oil minister on 16 July 2013 to the interim cabinet led by Hazem Al Beblawi.[8] He replaced Sherif Hassan Haddara in the post.[9]


  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. ^ "Meet Egypt's new Prime Minister: Sherif Ismail". Mada Masr. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Pascal Belda (2005). Ebizguide Egypt. MTH Multimedia S.L. p. 94. ISBN 978-84-933978-0-7. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Bogomolov, Pavel (2004). "Thirty years later". Oil of Russia (3). Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "On working meeting of Alexander Medvedev, Hany Soliman Ali, Sherif Soussa and Ibrahim Ahmed". Gazprom. 26 December 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Egypt expects $8 bln in petroleum investments, says minister". Arab Finance. Cairo. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Werr, Patrick (16 June 2013). "State holding company executive appointed Egypt's oil minister". Reuters. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "New Egyptian Interim Cabinet Sworn Into Office". Radio Free Europe. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Tarek El Tablawy; Alaa Shahine (7 May 2013). "Egypt to Replace Finance Minister in Cabinet Reshuffle". Bloomberg. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Sherif Ismail at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Ibrahim Mahlab
Prime Minister of Egypt