Mehdi Jomaa is a former prime minister of Tunisia who, as head of government, was in charge of completing the transition process with the ultimate objective of anchoring the country in the democratic way.
Mehdi Jomaa was born in Mahdia, Tunisia, in April 1962; he received his master’s degree in engineering in Tunisia (ENIT).
The Head of Tunisian Government (June 2014-February 2015) cumulates high level experiences in corporate, and industrial fields.
As CEO of Hutchinson Aerospace Division and Member of the Executive committee along 25 years spent at Hutchinson, he worked on several programs dealing with aerospace industries, developing solid strategy, international business management, organization change and transformation leadership.
The switch from corporate to political career was operated in March 2013, when he was appointed Minister of Industry in Tunisia. In this capacity he initiated several policy changes including a new energy strategy with an increasing mix of renewable, high-added value industrial policy, rationalisation of energy subsidies, culture change and social responsibility in Tunisian large industrial groups.
In January 2014 and after several months of an acute political crisis, which stalled the transition process, he was elected by the National Dialogue Committee to lead the country and become the Head of Government During his tenure of office, he restructured and enhanced the capabilities of the security apparatus for a more efficient response to terrorism, launched the national economic dialogue to build national consensus around priority fiscal and structural reforms. In September 2014 he organized a major investment conference entitled “Invest in Tunisia: Start-up Democracy”. As Head of Government, he introduced a new and innovative governance procedure based on a trilogy of “vision, strategy and leadership”.
Mr. Jomaa is founder of a think tank “Tunisia Alternatives” aiming to work on various policy reforms and provides a high-level technical expertise on Reforms processes and Social Policies.
Furthermore, Mehdi Jomaa is holder of decorations of the Tunisian Order of the Republic and the German Order of Merit. He was awarded the 2014 Amadeus “Man of the Year” distinction from Morocco.