Essam Sharaf

Egyptian politician and engineer; Prime Minister of Egypt

Essam Abdel-Aziz Sharaf (Arabic: عصام عبد العزيز شرف, IPA: [ʕeˈsˤɑːm ʕæbdelʕæˈziːz ˈʃɑɾɑf]; born 1952) is an Egyptian academic. He was the Prime Minister of Egypt from 3 March 2011 to 7 December 2011. He was Minister of Transportation from 2004 to 2005.[1]

Essam Sharaf
عصام شرف
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Prime Minister of Egypt
In office
3 March 2011 – 7 December 2011
PresidentMohamed Hussein Tantawi (Acting)
Preceded byAhmed Shafik
Succeeded byKamal Ganzouri
Minister of Transportation
In office
1 June 2004 – 15 December 2005
Prime MinisterAhmed Nazif
Preceded byHamdy El Shayeb
Succeeded byMohamed Mansour
Personal details
Giza, Egypt
Political partyNational Democratic Party (Before 2005)
Independent (2005–present)
Alma materCairo University
Purdue University


  1. "New Egypt PM addresses crowds in Tahrir Square". Hindustan Times. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 18 June 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2011.