He resides between Paris, France and Marrakesh, Morocco. Robert Assaraf began his career in the cabinet of the Minister of the Interior in Morocco Hassan Zemmouri and Ahmed Reda Guedira. He then joined the ONA Group, where he became the General Director and Deleguate Administrator, until the early 1990 when he retired.
In 1996 he established the Centre International de Recherche sur les Juifs du Maroc and co-founded l’Union mondiale du judaïsme marocain in 1999.
He is the President of the Worldwide Moroccan Jewish Union. He is also the president of Radio Shalom and was the vice-president of the French magazine Marianne up until 2005 when he sold his shares to Yves de Chaisemartin.