Mohammed El Alaoui

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Sidi Mohammed Alaoui
Chamberlain of Mohammed VI
Assumed office
13 November 2013
Preceded byBrahim Frej
Personal details
Born (1974-07-07) July 7, 1974 (age 45)[1]
Tangiers
MotherLalla Oum Kalthum Alaoui
FatherMoulay Zine El Abidine Alaoui
Residencerabat/Tangiers
Alma materParis Assas University

Sharif Sidi Mohammed Alaoui (Arabic: سيدي محمد العلوي‎, born 7 July 1974 in Tangiers) is an Alaouite sharif and the current Chamberlain (حاجب) of king Mohammed VI. He is reportedly a very close friend of the monarch, in addition to being his distant Alaouite cousin.[2][3]

Family[edit]

Sharif Sidi Mohammed Alaoui is the son of Sharif Moulay Zine El Abidine Alaoui (Alaouite sharif and diplomat) and Sharifa Lalla Oum Kalthum Alaoui.[2] His mother Lalla Oum Kalthum is the daughter of Prince Moulay El Hassan ben El Mehdi, the son of Sultan Mohammed IV (r. 1859-1873) and Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra Azizia, the daughter of Sultan Moulay Abdelaziz (r. 1894-1908).[2][4]

His maternal grandfather (Prince Moulay El Hassan ben El Mehdi) was also the second husband of Princess Lalla Aicha, aunt of Mohammed VI and younger sister of Hassan II.[4] His mother is reportedly very close to Princess Lalla Meryem.[2]

Life and business activities[edit]

Sidi Mohammed Alaoui was educated in the French school of Tangiers and obtained in 1999 a Bachelor's degree in international trade from the university of Paris Assas.[2] He is active in business in the real-estate and tourism sectors especially in the city of Tangiers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SM le Roi, Amir Al Mouminine, nomme Charif Sidi Mohammed El Alaoui Chambellan de Sa Majesté". Maghreb Arabe Presse. 14 November 2013. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Mohammed Boudarham (29 August 2014). "Qui est Mohamed El Alaoui, le nouvel homme de confiance du roi ?". Telquel. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  3. ^ "" Sidna " vire son chambellan et nomme un cousin à sa place". Demain Online. 15 November 2013. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Morocco8". royalark.net. Retrieved 24 October 2014.