Moulay Hafid Elalamy is a senior member of the Moroccan government since fall 2013, when he was appointed as minister of industry and trade. Prior to that, Mr Elalamy founded and developed Saham Group (, one of the largest west African conglomerates in insurance, financial services, health, education, health and offshoring, with more then 2bn$ in turnover. A graduate form Sherbrooke university (Canada); Mr Elalamy chaired also the Moroccan private sector association, the Confédération Générale des entreprises du Maroc (CGEM).