Fathallah OualalouFormer Finance Minister, Morocco
Fathallah Oualalou (Arabic: فتح الله والعلو) (born 1942 in Rabat) is a Moroccan politician. He has been the mayor of Rabat since 2009. He was the Finance and Economy minister of Morocco between 1998 and 2007. He is a member of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces party (USFP).
Oualaalou graduated in economics from the Mohammed V University in Rabat, going on to obtain a “Diplôme d’études supérieures” (DES) in economics in Paris in 1966.
- Former Minister of Economy and Finance (March 1998 – October 2007)
- Former Mayor of Rabat (2009-2015)
- Former head of the USFP Policy Office
- Former member of the Moroccan Parliament (1977-2002) and President of the USFP Parliamentary Group
- Former President of the National Union of Students of Morocco (1960s)
- Founding member of the Moroccan Association of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (1968)
- Doctor of Economics (Paris 1968)
- University Professor (since 1968)
- Former President of the Association of Moroccan Economists and the Union of Arab Economists
- Member of several research networks in Morocco, the Maghreb, the Arab world, the Euro-Mediterranean area and Africa
- Associate Fellow at OCP Policy Center
- Author of several books and publications on economic theory, international economic relations, Euro-Mediterranean space, financing issues and the global economic crisis of 2008. His latest book, “China and Us” was published in 2017.