Master of Arts in Law, Tunis University, Tunisia, 1967. Diploma program on investment appraisal and management, Harvard Institute for International Development, 1985.
Advisor, Office of the Min. of Planning and National Economy, Tunis, 1968-1969; advisory-director of cabinet, Office of the Min. of Agriculture, 1970-1971; general manager, Libyan-Tunisian Fishing Company, Tripoli, Libya, 1972-1976; director personnel department, African Development Bank, Abidjan-Cote D'Ivoire, 1978-1986; director legal department, African Development Bank, Abidjan-Cote D'Ivoire, 1989-1991; secretary general, African Development Bank, Abidjan-Cote D'Ivoire, since 1992.
Deputy secretary general Student Association, Tunis, 1963-1965. Secretary general Socialist Destourian Party, Jemmal, 1969-1971. Deputy mayor Jemmal, 1969-1971.
Married Neila Mzabi June 22, 1968. Children: Riadh, Walid, Yassine, Rym Emira, Lilya Melika.