The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has issued a decree to
appoint Hala El Gohary as the Deputy Minister for Human and Institutional Capacity Development for a year, and the
Acting CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA). El Gohary obtained a Bachelor of
Science degree in electronics and communication engineering, with a very good grade with honors from Cairo
University in 1994, in addition to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Warwick,
UK, in 2015. Before her appointment, El Gohary was the Director of Client Innovation Center (CIC) at IBM Middle East
and Africa, leading a delivery customer service center of over 1500 specialists in four countries including Egypt,
Morocco, Pakistan, and South Africa, to serve IBM customers in digital strategies fields, worldwide.
She led the foundation of delivering services to IBM clients worldwide in digital
strategies, specialized development, testing and embedded systems services. She also led the integration of any
acquired company with 400 employees successfully within IBM. El Gohary has vast experience in program management,
decision-making, leadership, financial control, crisis management and customer relationship management. This is in
addition to her skills in institutional changes management, and executive management of major projects.