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Talk: Tunisia’s Transition Experience

April 1, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

Tunisia’s Transition Experience – A Talk by H.E. Mehdi Jomaa

Tunisia has been so far the first successful experience of a democratic transition in the region. In his talk, H.E. Mehdi Jomaa will shed some light on the key factors that led to this success and will present the challenges that Tunisia faces as it moves forward. He will also discuss his view regarding the governance and the way to lead the transient process in a turbulent and crisis environment, lessons learned from his country’s experience and their relevance to other transitions in the region and further afield.

H.E. Mehdi Jomaa is the former Head of the Tunisian Government. After receiving his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from a Tunis-based leading engineering school, he started his professional career in France at Hutchinson, a subsidiary of the TOTAL Group. In his work, he specialized in the aeronautics industry and focused on strategy, international business and transformational leadership.

In March 2013, Mr. Jomaa was appointed Minister of Industry in Tunisia. Less than a year later, in January 2014, and after several months of an acute political crisis, Mr. Jomaa was appointed Head of Government to lead the country towards its first general elections under the new Constitution. During his mandate, he reorganized the security apparatus for a more efficient response to terrorism, launched a national economic dialogue and initiated several reforms in banking, taxation and in the national subsidies system. In September 2014, he organized a major international conference entitled “Invest in Tunisia.” As Head of Government, he introduced a new and innovative governance procedure based on a trilogy of “vision, leadership and management.”

Mr. Jomaa is holder of decorations of the Tunisian Order of the Republic and the German Order of Merit. He was also awarded the 2014 Amadeus “Person of the Year” distinction from Morocco.

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April 1, 2015
6:30 pm
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