Abdelghni Lakhdar is the Managing Director of the Millennium Challenge Account-Morocco Agency in charge of the implementation of a $450 million compact between Morocco and the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a program focusing on two major areas: “Education and training for employability and “Land productivity”.
Previously, since 2012, M. Lakhdar was the economic adviser to the Head of Government. In this capacity, he led various initiatives, among which the major constraints to growth analysis undertaken jointly by the African Development Bank, MCC and the Moroccan Government, the compact development with MCC, the multidimensional review of Morocco by the OECD Development Centre. He also coordinated various studies under the Morocco-OECD country program, including “Morocco in Global Value Chains”. Before joining the Head of Government Office, he was the Director of Operations and Institutional Affairs within Casablanca Finance City. He also held various responsibilities within the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where he managed macroeconomic issues, the economic and financial partnership between Morocco and European Union, the negotiations of the Morocco-United States free trade agreement and various multilateral World Trade Organization negotiations.
M. Lakhdar holds a Master of Public Administration in Economic Policy Management, from Columbia University in New York, School of International and Public Affairs, and a civil engineering degree from the Hassania School of Public Works in Casablanca.