Amr Talaat was appointed the Minister of Communications and Information Technology on 14 June 2018 in Mostafa Madbouly’s cabinet. Talaat possesses over 30 years of solid experience in communications and information technology areas, with a wide experience in developing and implementing strategies across a wide spectrum of activities in Egypt. 

Talaat joined IBM-Egypt in August 1988 and held various managerial positions. In 23 May 2010, Amr Talaat held the position of the Country General Manager of IBM, and also 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. 

During his tenure, his scope transcended financial goals to strategic and operational elements such as building human capital, fortifying customer loyalty, corporate social responsibility and employees’ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). He also sought to establish relationships with key officials and executives of various sectors, both at the national and international levels, to attract major investments and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) deals. 

In addition, Talaat is an Adjunct Professor at Cairo University, teaching marketing and sales strategies and tactics, organizational behavior and strategic management. He is, also, an honorary member at the ICT Board at Cairo University and member of the ICT Board of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) and the Chairman of ICT Committee of Egypt’s AmCham. 

Talaat graduated in 1983 from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, completing his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Cairo University. He earned his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Paris - Paris School of Business (PSB) and a Master of Science in computer science from Illinois Institute of Technology; in addition to an MBA from Paris ESLSCA Business School, France. 

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