Atef Helmy

Atef Helmy
Former Minister of Communications and Information Technology
In office
16 July 2013  5 March 2015[1]
President Adly Mansour
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi
Ibrahim Mahlab
Succeeded by Khaled Negm
In office
5 January 2013  1 July 2013
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil
Preceded by Hany Mahmoud
Personal details
Born 23 April 1950
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Independent

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.[2][1]


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.[3] On 5 January 2013, Helmy was appointed minister of communications and information technology in a reshuffle to the cabinet of Hisham Qandil.[4] He replaced Hany Mahmoud as minister.[3] Helmy was one of the independent members of the Qandil cabinet.[5] Together with four other ministers Helmy resigned from office on 1 July 2013.[6] He was again appointed minister of communications and information technology on 16 July 2013 to the interim cabinet led by Hazem Al Beblawi.[7]


  1. 1 2 "UPDATED: Egypt replaces 8 ministers in surprise cabinet reshuffle". Ahram Online. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  2. "BREAKING: New government swears in". Cairo Post. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  3. 1 2 "Egypt's cabinet reshuffle to see new interior, finance ministers". Ahram Online. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  4. Basil, Yousuf (5 January 2013). "Egypt to reshuffle 10 Cabinet ministries, state news says". CNN. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  5. Marwa, Mahmoud Fouly (6 January 2013). "Egypt's cabinet refreshes with 10 new ministers". Xinhua. Cairo. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  6. "Four Egyptian ministers resign". Ahram Online. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  7. "New Egyptian Interim Cabinet Sworn Into Office". Radio Free Europe. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.

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