Dr. Lahcen Haddad obtained a PhD in Social Sciences and Humanities in 1993, from Indiana University - USA and an MBA from St. Thomas Aquinas College, New York in 1999.
He is an international expert in strategic studies, democracy, governance and development, as well as a certified Expert in strategic planning (By MSI, Washington in 2000), in Monitoring and Evaluation (By MSI, Washington in 2001), in Diversity (By TWI, Toronto in 2002) and in Entrepreneurship (By MSI, Washington by MSI 2003).
His involvement in projects and studies of national and international importance awards him with a mastery of geostrategic files, economic development, public policy, international relations, governance, tourism etc. .
Dr. Lahcen Haddad taught as a university professor for over twenty years with prestigious institutions such as Indiana University, Saint Thomas Aquinas College in New York, the School of International Training in Vermont, Mohamed V University, University Al Akhawayn etc. .
The publications of Dr. Lahcen Haddad, in English, Arabic, French and Spanish, include the geostrategic areas, of social sciences, development, communication and management as well as topics of general interest.
Member of the Popular Movement’s Political Bureau since 2006, Dr. Lahcen Haddad is in charge of the electoral platform’s communication and writing, of MP foreign Relations and is head of the Commission policy with the same party.
He is a very active member in civil society, affiliate to several associations such as CSSF, Tanmia.org and Boujad Sustainable Development, and he is an appointed member of the National Observatory for Human Development.
Dr. Haddad has been appointed Minister of Tourism in January 2012, he is married with 2 children.