Mr. Mohamed BENCHAABOUN who was appointed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI on Monday, August 20th, 2018, as Minister of Economy and Finance, is 56 years old.
Mr. BENCHAABOUN is a graduate of the National School of Telecommunications of Paris.
In August 1996, he was appointed Director of the Administration of Customs and Indirect Taxes, responsible for coordinating transversal projects on behalf of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Three years later, Mr. BENCHAABOUN joined the Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP) as Deputy General Manager, first, in charge of common services, then the Development Department.
In September 2003, he was appointed by HM the King as General Manager of the National Agency for the Regulation of Telecommunications (ANRT), a position he held until February 2008, when he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP).
Mr. BENCHAABOUN previously held several senior positions in the private sector, most notably as Director of the Industrial Division of Alcatel Alsthom Group in Morocco.
Active member of associations and institutions, he was president of the Confédération Internationale des Banques Populaires (CIBP) from 2012 to 2015 and President of the French-speaking telecommunications regulatory network from 2005 to 2006.
He is also a member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, a manager of banks and companies and a member of the boards of the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity and the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.
In April 2010, Mr. BENCHAABOUN was awarded by His Majesty the King the "Ouissam Al-Arch", an order of knighthood.
Mr. BENCHAABOUN is married, with two children.