Hesham Qandil

Hesham Mohamed Qandil is the Prime Minister of Egypt.

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Hesham Mohamed Qandil (Arabic: هشام محمد قنديل‎) (also Hisham Kandil) (born 17 September 1962) is the Prime Minister of Egypt.[1] He was appointed by President Mohammed Morsi on 24 July 2012. Qandil was Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation from 2011 to 2012.[2] News agency Reuters has reported that Qandil was a politically independent senior public servant in the Morsi administration, but was not popularly considered to be a likely candidate for the position of Prime Minister.[2]

Early life and education

Qandil was born in 1962.[3] After studying Electrical Engineering in Cairo and the USA, he joined the Egyptian Civil Service in the Water Resources Department in 1985. For most of his career he was an engineer in the Egyptian Government's several irrigation and hydro-electric projects. He is a practising Muslim and is considered to be sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood, but he was never a member of any political party. He was the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation when he obtained a doctorate in biological and agricultural engineering with a minor in water resources from North Carolina State University.[4] Kandil also held several positions including Chief of Water Resources Bank, African development, a position in which he worked for approximately 40 days, until the was assigned as the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation in 2011, as a concession to Islamists, as he participated in the work of the Nile Basin Initiative, and was an observer member of the Egyptian - Sudanese joint Nile water.[5]

Prime Minister of Egypt

On 24 July 2012, Qandil was designated by Mohamed Morsi to be the chief of the new government of Egypt. On 2 August 2012, he took office as the new Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt. He formed a dominated-technocrat government, with a few political parties (FJP, AWT, ANA)

First Qandil Cabinet

The first cabinet of Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil was presented on 2 August 2012.[6] Qandil was appointed by president Mohamed Morsi, after the resignation of military-named premier Kamal Ganzouri. The cabinet consist in 35 ministers. The composition of the government is formed by technocrats, the Islamist Freedom and Justice Party, moderate Al-Wasat Party and the salafist Renaissance Party.

Office Name Party
Prime Minister Hesham Qandil Independent
Ministry of Interior Ahmed Gamal el-Din Independent
Ministry of Defence and Military Production Abdul Fatah Khalil Al-Sisi Military
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Kamel Amr Independent
Ministry of State for Military Production Ali Sabry Independent
Minister of Finance Momtaz El-Saeed Independent
Ministry of Insurance and Social Affairs Nagwa Khalil Independent
Ministry of Scientific Research Nadia Zakhary Independent
Ministry of State for Antiquities Affairs Mohamed Said Independent
Ministry of State Environment Affairs Mostafa Hussein Kamel Independent
Ministry of State for Local Development Ahmed Abdeen Independent
Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Facilities Abdel Khalifa Independent
Ministry of Culture Mohamed Arab Independent
Ministry of Justice Ahmed Mekki Independent
Ministry of Investment Osama Saleh Independent
Ministry of Education Ibrahim Deif Independent
Ministry of Electricity and Energy Mahmoud Balbaa Independent
Minister of State for Legal Affairs and Parliamentary Councils Mohamed Darwish Al-Wasat Party
Ministry of Tourism Hisham Zazou Independent
Ministry of Agriculture and Lands Cultivation Salah Khalil Independent
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Hany Meguid Independent
Ministry of Petroleum and Metallurgical Wealth Osama Hamid Independent
Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Saad Independent
Ministry of Housing & Urban Development Tarek Mohamed Independent
Ministry of Higher Education Mostafa Mussad FJP
Ministry of Supply and Social Affairs Zeid Mohamed Independent
Ministry of Manpower and Immigration Khaled Azhari Independent
Ministry of Religious Endowment Talaat Salem Independent
Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation Ashraf Fatah Independent
Ministry of Health and Housing Mohamed Hamed Independent
Ministry of Media Salah Medwali Independent
Ministry of Civil Aviation Samir Metwali Independent
Ministry of Industry and Trade Hatem Saleh Independent
Ministry of State for Youth Osama Wahab Independent
Ministry of State for Sports El-Amry Farouk Independent