King Mohammed VI has appointed Ahmed Reda Chami as the new president of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE).
CESE provides advisory services to the government and the two Houses of Parliament. The Council gives opinions on the general orientations of the national economy and sustainable development.
Chami is the former Minister of Industry, and he held the post between 2007 and 2011. He is currently the Moroccan ambassador to the European Union in Brussels, and has worked in this capacity since 2016.
Chami holds an engineering degree of the Central School of Paris, which he obtained in 1985, and an MBA from the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, obtained in 1989.
Chami was also a deputy of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) of Fes between 2011 and 2016.
The newly appointed CESE president held several positions with Microsoft, namely as head of the North and West Africa regions and the Southeast Asia region.
The King established the CESE as an independent constitutional institution in February 2011.
During Monday’s reception, the King also appointed Younes Benakki as Secretary General of the CESE. The monarch also appointed Latifa Akharbach as the new president of the High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HACA).