Ahmed Shafik

former Prime Minister of Egypt

Ahmed Mohamed Shafik Zaki (Arabic: أحمد محمد شفيق زكى‎; born 25 November 1941) is an Egyptian politician. He is a former candidate for the presidency of Egypt. He was a senior commander in the Egyptian Air Force and later served as Prime Minister of Egypt from 29 January 2011 to 3 March 2011.

Ahmed Shafik
أحمد محمد شفيق زكى
49th Prime Minister of Egypt
In office
29 January 2011 – 3 March 2011
PresidentHosni Mubarak
Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (Acting)
Preceded byAhmed Nazif
Succeeded byEssam Sharaf
Minister of Civil Aviation
In office
18 September 2002 – 28 January 2011
Prime MinisterAtef Ebeid
Ahmed Nazif
Preceded byAhmed Abdel Rahman Nasser
Succeeded byIbrahim Manaa
Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force
In office
7 April 1996 – 1 March 2002
PresidentHosni Mubarak
Preceded byAhmed Abdel Rahman Nasser
Succeeded byMagdy Galal Sharawi
Personal details
Ahmed Mohamed Shafik Zaki

(1941-11-25) 25 November 1941 (age 79)
Cairo, Egypt
Political partyEgyptian Patriotic Movement[1] (December 2012 - Present)
Military service
Branch/service Egyptian Air Force
Years of service1962–2002
RankAir Chief Marshal - Egyptian Air Force rank.png - Air Chief Marshal[source?]
Battles/warsNorth Yemen Civil War
Six-Day War
War of Attrition
October War


  1. "Shafiq to launch 'Egyptian Patriotic Movement' political party". Ahram Online. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.