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Curriculum Vitae

Higher Education:
1965 Diplôme, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et d'Administration des Entreprises, (economics, finance, law, accounting and auditing, public finance, business administration, enterprise management) University of Toulouse, France

1966 Diplôme, Institut d'Etudes et des Pays en Voie de Développement (international economics, finance, international law) University of Toulouse, France (High Honours)

1967 Diplôme, Institut d'Etudes Politiques (political science, economics, finance) University of Toulouse, France (High Honours)

1967 Certificat d'Etudes Juridiques du Diplôme d'Etudes Comptables Supérieures (DECS) (public accounting and auditing, economics, taxation, finance, law C certified public accountant) University of Paris, France

1968 Certificat d'Etudes Economiques du Diplôme d'Etudes Comptables Supérieures (DECS) (public accounting and auditing, economics, taxation, finance, law C certified public accountant) University of Paris, France

1968 Doctorat en Sciences Economiques (economics) University of Toulouse, France

Selected Publications:
Technical articles and working papers on public finance and international finance, reform of the financial sector, globalization of capital markets, tax policy tax administration, international taxation, accountability, Government accounting and auditing, financial management, central banking, debt rescheduling, conversion and reduction, savings, enterprise management, private sector development, income distribution and projects evaluation.

Task Forces

  • Member of the United Nations Enterprise Liaison Service
  • Member of the Secretary General's Drafting Committee on Financing for Development

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
  • Special Adviser to the President of the International Association of
  • University Presidents (IAUP)
  • Member of Pace University Executive Council
  • Member of the Council of Executive Secretaries of Tax Organization (CESTO), the International Fiscal Association (IFA), and the Intra-European
  • Organization of Tax Administrations (IOTA)
  • Founding Trustee and Chairman of the Moroccan - American Healthcare Foundation; dedicated to bilateral cooperation in the health care sector
  • Founding Trustee and President of the Moroccan - American Foundation, established in 1980 and dedicated to improving mutual understanding and strengthening cooperation between Morocco and the United States of America. Organized academic, business, economic, banking, tourism and trading conferences and standing bilateral committees attended and composed of government, corporate and private sector officials from both countries

Languages:
Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Russian

Current Duties:

  • 1995 - Present: Chief - Public Finance and Private Sector Development United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs, and
  • Secretary - United Nations Ad Hoc Group of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

Areas of responsibility:

A) Coordinates, supervises and carries out overall activities and responsibilities of Public Finance and Private Sector Development C United Nations. Provides substantive and administrative guidance to staff. These activities are organized in the following areas:

  1. Financial Resource Mobilization and Entrepreneurship C Tax Policy, Tax Administration and International Taxation

    Legislative Authority

    GA Resolutions: 50/6 Proposed Programme Budget for Biennia 1996-1997 & 1998-1999, Part IV, 50/103 Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for 1990's, 50/106 Business Development and 50/225 Public Administration and Development; and ECOSOC Resolutions 1273 (XLIII) and 1765 (LIV) Tax Treaties Between Developed and Developing Countries and Decisions: 1980/13, 1982/45, 1994/211, 1996/62 and 1996/233: International Cooperation in Tax Matters.

  2. Public Financial Management C Financial Management, Reform of the Financial Sector, Public Sector and Expenditure Management, Government Budgeting, Accounting and Auditing and Aid Management, Coordination and Accountability

    Legislative Authority

    GA Resolutions: 50/6, 50/103 and 50/120 Triennial Review of Operational Activities for Development of the United Nations System.

  3. Public-Private Sectors Partnership C Business Development, Enterprise Reform, Privatization, Small and Medium Enterprise Development, Establishment of an Enabling Environment for Private Sector Development, Public-Private Sectors Partnership, Economic Restructuring and Conversion of Military Establishments and Personnel to Civilian Activities

    Legislative Authority

    GA Resolutions: 45/188, 46/166, 47/214, 48/180 Entrepreneurship and Privatization for Economic Growth and Sustainable Development, 50/6, 50/103, 50/105 Developing Human Resources for Development, 50/106 and 50/225.

B) Contributes to the organization, parliamentary documentation and substantive servicing of intergovernmental and expert bodies such as:

  1. The Group of Experts on the United Nations Programme in Public Administration and Finance
  2. The United Nations General Assembly Resumed Session on Public Administration and Development
  3. Regular Budget Expert Ad Hoc Groups on Revenue Administration, Global Patterns and Trends on Public Expenditures, Public Financial Management, Privatization and Regulation in Developing Countries and Economies in Transition, Strategies for Improving Resource Mobilization in Developing Countries and Countries with Economies in Transition

C) Carries out directly the Financial Resource Mobilization Programme:

  1. Acts as Secretary of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters and its Focus Groups and Steering Committees: prepares the working papers, convenes the meetings of the Group and prepares the Reports of the Secretary General on International Cooperation in Tax Matters.

    1. Conducted a Training Workshop on International Taxation (Transfer Pricing and International Income Allocation Accountability in the face of Globalization)
    2. Conducted UN/INTOSAI Interregional Seminars on the Role of the Supreme Audit Institutions in Fighting Corruption and Mismanagement, Auditing Public Works, and Health Care

  2. Coordinates and prepares under the regular budget programme the following publications:
    1. Revised United Nations Model Double Taxation Convention Between Developed and Developing Countries
    2. Revised United Nations Manual for the Negotiation of Bilateral Tax Treaties Between Developed and Developing Countries
    3. Supplements 56, 57, 58 and 59 of the United Nations International Tax Agreements Series
    4. Financial Management in Transitional Economies
    5. The Role of Supreme Audit Institutions in Fighting Corruption and Mismanagement, in Auditing Public Works, and Health Services (with INTOSAI)

  3. Provides policy advice and technical support to Member States in the areas of tax policy, tax administration, international taxation, financial management and Government accounting and auditing: Albania - Upgrading the Managerial Capacities of the State Control Service of Albania, Algeria - Appui à la Cour des Comptes, Argentina - Strengthening La Auditoria de la Nacion, Armenia - Support to the National Assembly in Accountability, Bahamas Administrative Reform: Ministry of Finance, UEMOA countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo) Appui à l'Ecole Nationale des Régies Financières, ENAREF - Phase II, Central African countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon) Institut de l'Economie et des Finances, Côte d'Ivoire - Reform of the Financial Sector, Haiti - Assistance à la Direction Générale des Impôts, Jordan - Strengthening the Income Tax Department for Improved Revenue Collection, Kuwait - Rationalization of Public Expenditures, Nepal - Revenue Administration Training Center (RATC), Nigeria - Implementation of the Aid Accountability Framework and Training in Financial Management, Palestine National Authority - Strengthening the Income Tax Department and Structuring the Financial Sector, Romania - Training in Public Finance, Tanzania - Improving Revenue Administration and Togo - Improving Public Finance Institutions.

D) Mobilizes funding from Bilateral (France, Gabon, Germany, The Netherlands, etc.) and Multilateral donors (European Union) and UNDP for technical cooperation projects executed by the Department.

E) Ensures United Nations liaison and coordination with private sector enterprises: Report on AThe Relationship Between the United Nations and the Private Sector: Towards New Types of Interaction.@

F) Participates in international, inter-Governmental and inter-agency professional meetings, international conferences, seminars and symposia on international finance (African Development Bank, IDB, ADD, IMF, World Bank), commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, pension funds, social security, tax policy, tax administration such as The Inter American Center for Tax Administration - CIAT, Council of Executive Secretaries of Tax Organizations - CESTO, Commonwealth Association of Tax Administration - CATA, The
International Fiscal Association - IFA, The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions - INTOSAI, The Consultative Group on Improving Government Financial Management in Latin America and the Caribbean, the OECD meetings on the Role of Audit in Performance Improvement in Government, The International Chamber of Commerce on Taxation.

G) Cooperates with international academic institutions (universities, the International Association of University Presidents - IAUP) and private sector organizations (International Chamber of Commerce) to secure expertise for research, training and technical cooperation programmes with a view to expanding the partnership between the United Nations and higher learning institutions and private sector organizations.

Prior Experience:
1991 - 1994
United Nations Department for Development Support and Management Services, New York
Public Finance and Enterprise Management
Chief, Resource Mobilization

Areas of responsibility:
financial resource mobilization, tax and customs policies and administration and international taxation; public finance, stabilization policies and structural adjustments programmes; debt rescheduling, conversion and reduction; strengthening governments capacities in fiscal deficit reduction through structural adjustment programmes, financial resource mobilization, public expenditure rationalization and debt management, rescheduling, conversion and reduction; and private sector development: establishing an enabling environment for private sector development.

1985 - 1991
United Nations Department of Technical Cooperation for Development, New York
Public Finance and Enterprise Management
Senior Economic Affairs Officer
Engaged in regular budget and technical cooperation activities in public administration and finance. Responsibilities similar to those mentioned above.

1981 - 1985
United Nations Department of Technical Cooperation for Development, New York
Development Planning Advisory Services
Economic Affairs Officer
Engaged in projects technical cooperation activities in economic and social development planning, including macro-economic, social, financial, sectoral and regional planning.

1976 - 1980
United Nations Department of International Economic and Social Affairs, New York
Fiscal and Financial
Economic Affairs Officer

  1. Engaged in regular budget and technical cooperation programmes and activities on tax policy and tax administration, international taxation, household savings, income distribution, and sovereignty over natural resources.
  2. Served as Secretary of the United Nations Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Tax Treaties Between Developed and Developing Countries.

1974 - 1976
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), Kuwait
Economist
Engaged in international lending activities: projects development appraisal, evaluation and tending to Member States (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen).

1970 - 1974
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York
Public Finance and Financial Institutions
Economic Affairs Officer

  1. Engaged in regular budget and technical cooperation activities on public finance issues.
  2. Served as Assistant Secretary of the United Nations Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Tax Treaties Between Developed and Developing Countries.

1969 - 1970
Moroccan Mission to the United Nations, New York
Counsellor
Representative of Morocco to the Second and Fifth Committees.

1967 - 1969
Toulouse Academy Rectorate, France
Assistant Professor of economics and public finance (financial management, accounting, auditing, fiscal policy)

1966 - 1967
Central Bank of Morocco, Casablanca, Morocco and Compagnie Française de Crédit et de Banque Toulouse, France, Banque Nationale de Paris, Crédit Lyonnais Toulouse and Paris.
Executive
Engaged in central, commercial and investment banking operations and activities

1963 - 1965
Shell C Casablanca, Morocco
Executive C Manager Treasury Division

Other Experience:
Professor at the Graduate Schools of Business Administration at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey (1970 - 1974) and Pace University, New York (1980 - 1988): Taught graduate courses and conducted seminars on economics, regional economic integration, money and banking, comparative economic systems, international trade, international business, capital markets, etc.

Held leadership and directorship positions with private sector corporations such as Johnson & Johnson Maroc, Shell Maroc, Compagnie Française de Crédit et de Banque, Banque Nationale de Paris, Crédit Lyonnais, Budget, Scanner Auto, etc.