Since january 2016, he serves as Energy and Mines Minister in the governement of Habib Essid. From December 2011 to January 2014, He served as the Minister of Information and Communication Technologies under Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali. He attended Ecole Polytechnique from 1982 to 1984 and Télécom ParisTech from 1984 to 1986.
He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics in 1989.
From 1999 to 2005, he worked as head of mobile network technology at Orange. He was later head of network modeling.
On 20 December 2011, after former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was deposed, he joined the Jebali Cabinet as Minister of Communication Technologies.