Mohammed El Alaoui
Chamberlain of Mohammed VI
Assumed office
13 November 2013
Preceded byBrahim Frej
Personal details
Born (1974-07-07) July 7, 1974 (age 47)[1]
Tangiers, Morocco
MotherLalla Oum Kalthum Alaoui
FatherMoulay Zine El Abidine Alaoui
Residencerabat/Tangiers
Alma materParis Assas University

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

Family

Mohammed El Alaoui is the son of Zine El Abidine El Alaoui and Lalla Oum Kalthum Alaoui.[2] His mother Lalla Oum Kalthum is the daughter of Moulay El Hassan ben Al Mehdi [fr], khalif (representative) of Sultan Mohammed V in the Spanish protectorate and Princess Lalla Fatima Zahra El Azizia, the daughter of Sultan Moulay Abdelaziz (r. 1894-1908).[2]

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.[citation needed] His mother is reportedly very close to Princess Lalla Meryem.[2]

Life and business activities

Mohammed El Alaoui was educated in the Lycée Regnault and got his Baccalauréat in 1993. He 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

  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 Boudarham, Mohammed (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.