Degree in Engineering, National School of Engineering in Tunis (ENIT); Master's in Quality Management and Productivity. Former: Engineer, Tunisian Company for Gas and Electricity (STEG). 1983-86, students' representative in the Islamist Movement's list. Founding Member, Tunisian General Student Union (UGET). 1985, joined the Islamist Tendency Movement (now Ennahda); since 2011, Member, Executive Bureau, in charge of strategic planning and studies. Currently, Deputy Minister of Economy of Tunisia, in charge of economic affairs. Author of several economics-focused academic works; The National Economy: Reality and Prospects (2009).