Ibrahim Mahlab

Ibrahim Roshdy Mahlab (Arabic: إبراهيم رشدى محلب‎  pronounced [ebɾɑˈhiːm ˈɾoʃdi ˈmæħlæb]; born 8 May[citation needed] 1949) was the Prime Minister of Egypt from 1 March 2014[1] until 19 September 2015.[2] Previously he served as Minister of Housing.[3]

Ibrahim Mahlab
Ibrahim Mahlab 2014.png
Prime Minister of Egypt
In office
1 March 2014 – 19 September 2015
Acting : 1 March 2014 – 17 June 2014
PresidentAdly Mansour (Interim)
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Preceded byHazem El Beblawi (Acting)
Succeeded bySherif Ismail
Minister of Housing
In office
16 July 2013 – 1 March 2014
Prime MinisterHazem Al Beblawi (Acting)
Preceded byTarek Wafik
Succeeded byMostafa Madbouly
Personal details
Ibrahim Roshdy Mahlab

(1949-05-08) 8 May 1949 (age 71)[citation needed]
Cairo, Egypt
Political partyNational Democratic Party (Before 2011)
Independent (2011–present)
Alma materCairo University


Mahlab was a member of the Policies Committee of the National Democratic Party prior to the 2011 Egyptian revolution.[4] Following the 2013 Egyptian coup d'etat, Hazem el-Beblawi was made interim Prime Minister and Mahlab was appointed as Minister of Housing.[3] Following the surprise resignation of el-Beblawi's government, Mahlab was tasked with forming an interim government.[5] He said that his administration would "work together to restore security and safety to Egypt and crush terrorism in all corners of the country." He also vowed to rebuild the economy.[6] The day after being sworn in he said that security is the main issue and called for a halt to protests and strikes.[1]

While as Prime Minister he worked with high up officials of the Egyptian Coptic Church, including Pope Tawadros II.[7][8]

He was reappointed on 17 June 2014[9] and resigned on 12 September 2015, though the cabinet remained in their posts[10] until a new government was formed.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Mahlab is married and speaks Arabic, English, and French.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Egypt's new PM says security is top priority", Al Jazeera, 2 March 2014, retrieved 3 March 2014
  2. ^ a b "Egypt's Sherif Ismail cabinet with 16 new faces sworn in by President Sisi". Ahram Online. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Egypt names Ibrahim Mahlab as new prime minister", The Guardian, 25 February 2014, retrieved 3 March 2014
  4. ^ "New govt announces aim to limit labor unrest", Mada Masr, 4 March 2014, archived from the original on 5 March 2014, retrieved 4 March 2014
  5. ^ "Ibrahim Mehleb to form new Egypt government", Ahram Online, 25 February 2014, retrieved 25 February 2014
  6. ^ "Egypt's new PM says to fight militancy, rebuild economy", Aswat Masriya, 25 February 2014, retrieved 25 February 2014
  7. ^ http://www.copts-united.com/English/Details.php?I=1232&A=16234
  8. ^ http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/
  9. ^ "BREAKING: New government swears in". Cairo Post. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Egypt's Sisi accepts resignation of Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and cabinet". Ahram Online. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Egypt housing minister to form new government", Al Jazeera English, 25 February 2014, retrieved 25 February 2014

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ibrahim Mahlab at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Hazem Al Beblawi
Prime Minister of Egypt
Succeeded by
Sherif Ismail
Preceded by
Tarek Wafik
Minister of Housing
Succeeded by
Mostafa Madbouly