Atef Sedky

Atef Sedky
عاطف محمد نجيب صدقى
Prime Minister of Egypt
In office
10 November 1986  2 January 1996
President Hosni Mubarak
Preceded by Aly Mahmoud Lotfy
Succeeded by Kamal Ganzouri
Personal details
Born 29 August 1930
Tanta, Egypt
Died 25 February 2005(2005-02-25) (aged 74)
Cairo, Egypt
Political party National Democratic Party
Religion Sunni Islam

Atef Mohamed Naguib Sedky (29 August 1930 25 February 2005) (Arabic: عاطف محمد نجيب صدقى, IPA: [ˈʕɑːtˤef mæˈħæmmæd næˈɡiːb ˈsedʔi]) was the Prime Minister of Egypt from 1986 until 1996. He replaced Aly Mahmoud Lotfy on November 10, 1986.


Sedky was born in the Nile Delta city of Tanta. He was a lawyer and economist by training, receiving a doctorate in economics from the University of Paris in France. Before becoming Prime Minister, he was the director of the Egyptian Central Auditing Agency. In 2004, Sedky fractured his thigh. He died on 25 February 2005 at a Cairo hospital. Sedky was survived by his German-born wife, Ursula, and their two children Ahmed and Sherif.

Political career

As prime minister, Sedky supervised and sometimes criticised reforms suggested by the International Monetary Fund. In November 1993, he survived an assassination attempt in Cairo by the militant Islamic group Vanguards of Conquest, which resulted in the death of a schoolgirl called Shaimaa. On 2 January 1996, he along with his cabinet resigned; his post was filled two days later by Kamal Ganzouri.[1] Sedky is the longest serving Egyptian prime minister since the Khedivate in 1878.


Sedky died on 25 February 2005.[2]


  1. "January 1996". Rulers. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  2. "February 2005". Rulers. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Aly Lotfy Mahmoud
Prime Minister of Egypt
Succeeded by
Kamal Ganzouri

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