Fouad Ali El Himma
Fouad Ali El Himma, (born 6 December 1962, in Ben Guerir, Morocco) is an influential Moroccan politician and senior advisor for Mohammed VI of whom he is said to be a very close friend. Since he became Secretary of State in the Ministry of the Interior in November 1999, he has played a prominent role in the Moroccan State. In 2008, he founded the Authenticity and Modernity Party. El Himma was a classmate of Mohammed VI at the Collège Royale and was the director of his cabinet when he was crown prince.
He earned a BSc of Law from Mohammad V University in Rabat in 1986. He earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Political Science in 1988 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Administrative Science in 1989. His training Period in the Ministry of the Interior (Morocco) was 1986-1990.
According to media reports, El Himma owns the firm Mena media consulting which held contracts with the Moroccan Ministry of the Interior. According to the press, the company conducts surveillance and intelligence gathering over social media platforms.
1992-1997: Elected President of the Municipal Council for Ben Guerir (Morocco).
1992-1997: Parliamentary Deputy for Rahamneh Constituency (Morocco).
1997: Named Head of the Court of the Crown Prince (Morocco).
1999-2000: Secretary of State in the Ministry of the Interior (Morocco).
2002: Minister Delegate to the Interior (Morocco).
August 2007: Quit the Ministry of Interior to participate in the parliament election of September 2007
2008: founded the Authenticity and Modernity Party