Washington- Moulay Hafid Elalamy, who was appointed on Thursday Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, was born on January 13, 1960 in Marrakech.
Moulay Hafid Elalamy holds a degree in information systems from the University of Sherbrooke. He began his professional career in Canada as a senior advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Quebec before holding the position of director of information systems within a Canadian insurance company.
Upon his return to Morocco, Moulay Hafid Elalamy joined the ONA Group, where he served as general secretary, as well as the Director General of its insurance subsidiary.
In 1995, he formed his own company, a key operator in the service profession (finance, insurance, assistance, consumer credit), a giant group that would acquire two of the largest Moroccan insurance companies, in addition to a Pan African insurance company.
He is also vice -president of the Moroccan Federation of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies and member of the investment committee of the Inter-professional Moroccan Pension Fund.
Moulay Hafid Elalamy launched two programs dedicated to entrepreneurship: the Sherpa Club, which actively participates in the development of sustainable, competitive structures that create jobs in Morocco, and MHE Young Entrepreneurs competition that provides financial support and guidance to young entrepreneurs for the creation of their own businesses.
Well-known figure in the social and economic spheres in the country, Moulay Hafid Elalamy was President of Morocco’s General Confederation of Enterprises of from 2006 to 2009.
Member of the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, Moulay Hafid Elalamy is also the treasurer of the Lalla Salma Association for the prevention and treatment of cancer.
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