Hakim Ben Hammouda

Hakim Ben Hammouda (born 7 August 1961)[1] is a Tunisian economist and was recently appointed the interim Finance Minister of Tunisia by the Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa.[2] He has previously worked with the African Development Bank.[2]

Hakim Ben Hammouda
Ben Hammouda in 2014
Minister of Economy and Finance
In office
29 January 2014 – 6 February 2015
PresidentMoncef Marzouki
Prime MinisterMehdi Jomaa
Preceded byElyes Fakhfakh
Succeeded bySlim Chaker
Personal details
Born7 August 1961
Jemmal, Monastir Governorate, Tunisia
Political partyIndependent
Alma materPierre Mendès-France University


He works for the United Nations Development Program and then joins the Economic Commission for Africa, as director of the office in Central Africa (2001-2003), director of the trade and regional integration division (2003-2006), economist Chief and Director of Trade, Finance and Economic Development (2006-2008). He then became Director of the Training Institute and Division of Technical Cooperation at the World Trade Organization (2008-2011) and Special Advisor to the President of the African Development Bank in 2011.

He regularly teaches international economics and development economics in several universities. At the African Union (AU) Summit, held in Accra in July 2007, he is appointed by the current AU Chair, John Kufuor, as a member of the "Panel of Eminent Africans" composed of thirteen high-level personalities including former ECA Executive Secretary Adebayo Adedeji, and former AU Special Envoy to Mauritania Vijay Makane. This panel's mission is to audit the organization and propose "strategies for its reinforcement"; the audit report is submitted to the AU Heads of State at the Addis Ababa Summit in January 2008.


  1. ^ "Who's Who: Hakim Ben Hammouda". Leaders.com.tn. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Tunisia prime minister names new cabinet". Al Jazeera. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)