|Preceded by Hatem Saleh|
Succeeded by Tareq Qabil
Parents Amin Fakhry Abdel Nour
|Religion Coptic Christianity|
Education Cairo University
Name Mounir Abdel
Political party New Wafd Party
|Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi
Born 21 August 1945 (age 70) (1945-08-21)
Alma mater Cairo University American University in Cairo
Similar People Ibrahim Mahlab, Hisham Zazou, Abdel Fattah el‑Sisi
Mounir fakhry abdel nour egyptian trade and industry minister the interview
Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour (Arabic: منير فخري عبد النور, born 21 August 1945) is an Egyptian businessman and politician.
- Mounir fakhry abdel nour egyptian trade and industry minister the interview
- Early life and education
Early life and education
Abdel Nour was born into a Coptic Christian family on 21 August 1945. His father, Amin Fakhry Abdel Nour (1912 – 2012), was a Wafdist politician.
He graduated from a French high school in Cairo. He received a bachelor's degree from Cairo University's Faculty of Economics and Political Science. He holds a master's degree from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with a thesis entitled "private foreign investment as a source of economic development."
Abdel Nour is a businessman. He began his career as representative in Egypt and the Middle East for the french bank "Banque de l'Union Européenne" then joined American Express International Banking Corporation as Vice President in Egypt. He later founded Egyptian Finance Company. In 1983 he founded the Egyptian French Company for Agro-Industries (Vitrac Company )i He was board member of the Cairo and Alexandria stock exchange,the Federation of Egyptian Industries., the center for economic studies of developing countries at Cairo university.
Then he joined politics. He run for office in the 1995 elections, but lost. He won a seat in the 2000 general elections. and was elected Head of the opposition in Parliament. Later he was elected secretary-general of the Wafd Party. After the 25th of January revolution he was appointed minister of tourism in the cabinet led by then prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in February 2011. Abdel Nour succeeded Zoheir Garranah in the post.