Tarek Wafik

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Tarek Wafik
Minister of Housing
In office
2 August 2012 – 16 July 2013
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil
Preceded by Fathi El Baradei
Personal details
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Freedom and Justice Party
Alma mater Cairo University
University of Colorado

Tarek Wafik Mohamed is an Egyptian politician and the former minister of housing of Egypt. He was part of the Qandil Cabinet.[1] He was the first housing minister of Egypt who is a specialist in urban development.[2]


Wafik studied architecture at Cairo university.[2][3] He received a PhD in natural resources and planning from the University of Colorado.[2]


Wafik is an urban planning professional and economics expert.[4] He served as an urban planning professor at Cairo University.[5] He also dealt with business activities and headed the Eco Plan Consulting, a private firm based in Giza.[6] He is a member of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and also, a member of the party’s high board.[7] Wafik developed the regional and urban dimensions of the Muslim Brotherhood's the Renaissance Project and is head of the FJP’s internal housing committee.[8] He is also one of the members of the Engineers Syndicate after the Muslim Brotherhood won the majority of its seats.[2] He headed the housing portfolio during Morsi’s presidential campaign.[9]

He was appointed minister of housing in August 2012, replacing Fathi El Baradie.[10][11] He was one of the FJP members serving in the Qandil cabinet. Wafik's term ended on 16 July 2013 when the interim government led by Hazem Al Beblawi was formed.[12]


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  8. ^ Enein, Ahmed Aboul (4 August 2012). "Qandil cabinet is more Islamist than it appears". Daily News. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Trager, Eric (September 2012). "Who's Who in Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood". The Washington Institute. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "New Cabinet swears in at presidential palace". Egypt.com. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  11. ^ El Din, Gamal Essam (2 August 2012). "Technocrats outnumber Islamists in Egypt's new Qandil government". Ahram Online. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  12. ^ Hauslohner, Abigail (16 July 2013). "Interim Egyptian cabinet sworn in". The Washington Post. Cairo. Retrieved 16 July 2013.