Mohamed Jegham's father died when he was two and mother died when he was an adult.
Official and businessmanEdit
At the age of 25, he joined the Interior Ministry. Jegham was successively appointed delegate to Beja, Gafsa and Jendouba, the first delegate of the Delegation of South Tunis, secretary general of the governorate of Bizerte and finally Governor of Gabes.
Appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the mechanical workshops of the Sahel in 1980, Jegham then became CEO of the Society for the Study and Development of North Sousse in 1983. In 1988 he was appointed Managing Director of Regional Affairs in the Ministry of the Interior.
He entered the government on July 26, 1988 as Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts. On January 20, 1995, he was appointed interior minister, succeeding Abdullah Kallel. On January 20, 1997, he was appointed Minister-Director of the Office of the President  and, November 17, 1999, Minister of National Defence, a position he held for fourteen months. He left the government January 23, 2001 to be appointed ambassador to Rome on March 30.
Mohamed Jegham joined the central committee of the Constitutional Democratic Rally in 1988 at the Congress of Salut, his mandate was renewed in 1993 and 1999 and until Congress of Ambition held in 2003. He is a member of the Political Bureau from January 25, 1995 to January 26, 2001.
He was appointed January 17, 2011 as Minister of Commerce and Tourism in the "unity government" led by Mohamed Ghannouchi, after the flight of former President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali during the Tunisian revolution. He was replaced ten days later by Mehdi Houas because of his political ties with the RCD and having been part of the government of Ben Ali. He announced on February 19 that he founded a new party called the Homeland Party. Slim Chaker is his secretary of state.
- (in French) Ridha Kefi, "Mohamed Jegham: Accumulation of the Republic? "Jeune Afrique, April 24, 2001
- (in French) Abdelaziz Barrouh, "Mohamed Jegham takes off," Jeune Afrique, May 2005
- (in French) "New composition of the government of national unity", Business News, January 28, 2011
- (in French) "Tunisia - Mohamed Ahmed Fria Jegham and create the party" El Watan "," Business News, February 20, 2011
- (in Italian) List of ambassadors in Italy (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)