|Former Minister of Communications and Information Technology|
16 July 2013 – 5 March 2015
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Hazem Al Beblawi|
|Succeeded by||Khaled Negm|
5 January 2013 – 1 July 2013
|Prime Minister||Hisham Qandil|
|Preceded by||Hany Mahmoud|
|Born||23 April 1950|
Atef Helmy (Arabic: عاطف حلمي; born 23 April 1950) is an Egyptian communication and technology expert and the former minister of communications and information technology.
Helmy was awarded his master's degree in 1981; a diploma in computer science from Ain Shams University in 1979, and B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Military Technical College in 1973.
Helmy served as chief executive of Oracle in Egypt until January 2013. On 5 January 2013, Helmy was appointed minister of communications and information technology in a reshuffle to the cabinet of Hisham Qandil. He replaced Hany Mahmoud as minister. Helmy was one of the independent members of the Qandil cabinet. Together with four other ministers Helmy resigned from office on 1 July 2013. He was again appointed minister of communications and information technology on 16 July 2013 to the interim cabinet led by Hazem Al Beblawi.
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