Fouad Ali El Himma
فؤاد عالي الهمة
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Personal details
Born (1962-12-06) 6 December 1962 (age 60)
Ben Guerir, Morocco
Political partyAuthenticity and Modernity Party
Alma materMohammad V University

Fouad Ali El Himma (Arabic: فؤاد عالي الهمة; born 6 December 1962, in Ben Guerir, Morocco) is a 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.[1] El Himma was a classmate of Mohammed VI at the Collège Royale and was the director of his cabinet when he was crown prince.[2]


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 was 1986–1990.[3]


According to media reports, El Himma owns the firm Mena media consulting[4] which held contracts with the Moroccan Ministry of the Interior.[5] According to the press, the company conducts surveillance and intelligence gathering over social media platforms.[5]

Brief history

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

Since December 2011: Counselor to His Majesty The King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

See also


  1. ^ "The king's friend". The Economist. 2009-07-02. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  2. ^ "Fouad Ali El Himma : l'homme-orchestre de Mohammed VI -". (in French). 2016-06-21. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  3. ^ News, Morocco World (2011-12-07). "King Mohammed VI Appoints Fouad Ali El Himma As His Advisor". Morocco World News. Retrieved 2016-10-08. ((cite news)): |last= has generic name (help)
  4. ^ Mireille Duteil (14 October 2010). "El-Himma, le joker du roi". Le Point. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Telquel: Le Maroc tel qu'il est". Telquel N° 508. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.