Hassan Younes

Hassan Younes
Minister of Electricity and Energy
In office
November 2001  July 2012
Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri
Essam Sharaf
Ahmed Shafik
Succeeded by Mahmoud Balbaa
Personal details
Born (1943-02-21) 21 February 1943
Nationality Egyptian

Hassan Younes (born 21 February 1943) is an Egyptian engineer and politician, who is the former long-term minister of electricity and energy. He was in office during the Mobarak era and also, in two interim governments of post-Mobarak era.

Early life and education

Younes was born on 21 February 1943.[1] He holds bachelor of science (1965) and master of science degrees (1975) in electrical power engineering.[1] He also obtained a PhD in electrical power engineering in 1985.[1][2]


Younes started his career working as an engineer from 1965 to 1978.[1] Then he served as the representative of Egypt's electricity authority in the US from 1978 to 1979. Next he began to work at Egypt's national energy control centre in 1979. He was appointed general director of operation system in 1983 and inspector general of the national energy control in 1988. He began to serve as the board chairman of the Electric Holding Company in 2001. In November 2001, he was appointed minister of electricity and energy.[2] From October 2009 to 3 January 2010, he briefly served as acting transport minister when Mohamed Mansour resigned from office on 27 October 2009.[3]

Younes also served as energy minister in the cabinet led by Ahmed Shafik.[4] He was also appointed to the post in the Kamal Ganzouri's interim cabinet in December 2011.[5] His term lasted until July 2012.[6][7]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Dr. Hassan Younes" (PDF). Energy Conference. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  2. 1 2 Bassem Abo Al Abass; Michael Gunn (24 February 2011). "Egyptian cabinet: The old, the new and the unknown". Ahram Online. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  3. "Dr. Younes' temporary charge as Transport Minister ends". JCEE. 3 January 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  4. Alaa Shaahine (31 January 2011). "Egypt Names Radwan Finance Minister in New Cabinet, Replaces Boutros-Ghali". Bloomberg. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  5. "El Ganzouri's ministerial reshuffle fails to appease protesters' anger". Ahram Online. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  6. "Power" (PDF). MEED. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  7. "Egypt's government: It's time to get to know the ministers". Egypt Business. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.

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