Omar Kabbaj is advisor to King Mohammed VI of Morocco since 22 June 2006. He was the chairman of the African Development Bank from 26 August 1995 to 1 September 2005. Before that, he was a member of the board of the International Monetary Fund (1980–1993) and member of the Board of Directors of the World Bank (1979–1980) and Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister of Morocco, in charge of affairs Economic, from 1993 to 1995. Omar Kabbaj is also a Knight of the Order of the Throne of Morocco. He holds a Master in management from Toulouse Business School.