He started his career as a university professor of Economics at the University of Tunis. From 1988 to 1991, he served as Dean at the University of Sousse. He has attended conferences of the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the United Nations Development Programme. In 2001, he wrote a report for the Tunisian General Labour Union.
He is married and has four children.
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