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Minister for Tourism and Handicrafts Supports Moroccan Travel Market in Marrakech
Marrakech hosts the world" the second edition of the MTM held under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI brought together 265 exhibitors from 22 countries and despite rainy conditions, the enthusiasm generated in the new exhibition centre was palpable. Mister Mohamed Boussaid Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts toured the exhibition stands on the afternoon of Thursday 15th January together with the Wali of Marrakech Mr. Mounir Chraibi and the Mayor Mr. Omar El Jazouli. Africa Travel Magazine, now located in Morocco wishes great success tothe 3rd edition of this exciting event, Jan. 14 - 17, 2010. More


The Minister

Biography of M. Mohammed BOUSSAID

Mr Mohammed Boussaid was appointed by His Majesty the King to the post of Minister for Tourism and Handicraft.

Was born on September 26, 1961 , in Fez

Educational background :

• 1980: Baccalaureate of Mathematical Sciences at Moulay Idriss secondary School &endash; Fez -

• 1980-1982 : Preparatory classes for entrance to Saint Louis secondary school in Paris (first/second year of preparation for entry to science Grandes Ecoles)

• 1986: Civil engineering degree at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées - ENPC- Paris (industrial engineering)

• 1999-2000 : Master of Business Administration at the ENPC School of International Management.

Professional experience:

• 1986-1992 : Executive at the Commercial Bank of Morocco , appointed to the rank of Director from 1990.

The major positions occupied are as follows :

• Co-responsible for the Department of the Big Enterprise (Marketing and Markets Direction)

• In charge of the assessment of industrial investment projects at the Direction of Credit

• Director of the Real-Estate and Tourism Department for the Direction of Credit

• Divisionnaire at the Direction of Credit in charge of a regional portfolio

• 1992-1994 : Deputy Managing Director of a production and trading company of chemical products

• 1994-1995 : In charge of a portfolio at the Direction of the Big Enterprises for the Moroccan Bank of Trade and Industry (BMCI)

• 1995-1998 : Chief of the staff of the Minister of civil engineering works, then Chief of the staff of the Minister of Agriculture, Equipment and Environment.

• 1998-2001 : Director of Programs and Studies at the Ministry of Equipment.

• 2001-2004 : Director of Public Establishments and Participation (then Director of Public Enterprises and Privatization) at the Ministry of Finance and Privatization.

• 2004-2007 : Minister in charge of the Modernization of the Pub