Mr. Mohamed Benchaaboun, whom HM King Mohammed VI appointed Ambassador to the French Republic on Sunday, was born in Casablanca on November 12, 1961. Laureate of the National School of Telecommunications in Paris, Mr. Benchaaboun held several positions of responsibility until being appointed by HM the King, in 2018, Minister of the Economy and Finance. Previously, Mr. Benchaaboun held the general management of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT), in 2003, a position he held until February 2008, when he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. People's Central (BCP). Mr. Benchaaboun was also at the head of the industrial department of the Alcatel Alsthom group in Morocco. An active member of associations and institutions, he was notably President of the International Confederation of Popular Banks 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. and 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 decorated by His Majesty the King of Ouissam Al-Arch with the Order of Knight.