Amr Talaat was sworn in on June 14, as the Minister of Communications and Information Technology in Mostafa Madbouly’s cabinet, before President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Khaled El Attar, the ICT Infrastructure Director at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, is appointed as the Deputy Minister.
Talaat possesses over 30 years of experience in the field of communications and information technology. He joined IBM in 1988 and held various managerial positions. Since 2010, he held the position of the General Manager of IBM Egypt, and served as IBM Egypt Territory Manager since 2005. He held other positions within IBM Egypt including Business Partner Organization (BPO) Manager and Systems and Technology Group Manager.
Talaat graduated in 1983 from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, completing his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Cairo University. He earned his Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Paris - Paris School of Business (PSB) and a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from Illinois Institute of Technology; in addition to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) from ESLSCA University, France.