Sherif Ismail

Sherif Ismail
Prime Minister of Egypt
Assumed office
19 September 2015
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Preceded by Ibrahim Mahlab
Minister of Petroleum
In office
16 July 2013  12 September 2015
Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi (Acting)
Ibrahim Mahlab
Preceded by Sherif Haddara
Succeeded by Tareq el Molla
Personal details
Born (1955-07-06) 6 July 1955
Political party Independent
Alma mater Ain Shams University

Sherif Ismail Mohamed (Arabic: شريف إسماعيل  pronounced [ʃɪˈɾiːf esmæˈʕiːl]; born 6 July 1955) is an Egyptian engineer who is the current prime minister of Egypt, appointed on 19 September 2015.[1] He served as the minister of petroleum and mineral resources between 16 July 2013 and 12 September 2015.


Ismail studied mechanical engineering at Ain Shams University and graduated in 1978.[2] He has held managerial posts at state-run petrochemical and natural gas firms. He served as the executive deputy chairman and then chairman of the Egyptian holding company for petrochemicals (ECHEM), which was established in 2002.[3][4] Next he was named chairman of the Egyptian natural gas holding company (EGAS).[5]

Then he worked as the managing director of the state-run oil holding company, Ganoub El Wadi Petroleum Holding Company (GANOPE).[6] and became chairman of the company.[7] He was appointed oil minister on 16 July 2013 to the interim cabinet led by Hazem Al Beblawi.[8] He replaced Sherif Hassan Haddara in the post.[9]


  1. "Egypt's Sherif Ismail cabinet with 16 new faces sworn in by President Sisi". Ahram Online. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  2. "Meet Egypt's new Prime Minister: Sherif Ismail". Mada Masr. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  3. Pascal Belda (2005). Ebizguide Egypt. MTH Multimedia S.L. p. 94. ISBN 978-84-933978-0-7. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  4. Bogomolov, Pavel (2004). "Thirty years later". Oil of Russia (3). Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  5. "On working meeting of Alexander Medvedev, Hany Soliman Ali, Sherif Soussa and Ibrahim Ahmed". Gazprom. 26 December 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  6. "Egypt expects $8 bln in petroleum investments, says minister". Arab Finance. Cairo. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  7. Werr, Patrick (16 June 2013). "State holding company executive appointed Egypt's oil minister". Reuters. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  8. "New Egyptian Interim Cabinet Sworn Into Office". Radio Free Europe. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  9. Tarek El Tablawy; Alaa Shahine (7 May 2013). "Egypt to Replace Finance Minister in Cabinet Reshuffle". Bloomberg. Retrieved 19 January 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ibrahim Mahlab
Prime Minister of Egypt
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