Hesham Mohamed Qandil (Arabic: هشام محمد قنديل) (also Hisham Kandil) (born 17 September 1962) is the Prime Minister of Egypt. He was appointed by President Mohammed Morsi on 24 July 2012. Qandil was Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation from 2011 to 2012. 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.
Early life and education
Qandil was born in 1962. 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. 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.
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. 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.
|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|
- "Egypt's Morsi names new prime minister". Al Jazeera. 24 July 2012. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/07/2012724103825498223.html. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
- Perry, Tom (24 July 2012). "Egypt's Mursi names little-known water minister as PM". Reuters (Thomson Reuters). http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/24/us-egypt-government-mursi-idUSBRE86N0HN20120724. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
- "Profile: Egypt's new PM Hisham Kandil". Al-Ahram. 24 July 2012. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/48551/Egypt/Politics-/PROFILE-Egypts-new-PM-Hisham-Kandil-.aspx. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
- "NC State Alumnus Named Egyptian Prime Minister". North Carolina State University. 25 July 2012. http://news.ncsu.edu/releases/mkkandil/. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
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- Luiz Sanchez; Ahmed Aboul Enein (2 August 2012). "Qandil cabinet presents final list of nominees to be sworn in". Daily News Egypt. http://thedailynewsegypt.com/2012/08/02/qandil-cabinet-presents-final-list-of-nominees-to-be-sworn-in/. Retrieved 9 September 2012.