Fouad Abdelmoumni "is executive director of Al Amana, a Morocco-based microcredit association with a portfolio of 200,000 loans worth US$55 million. He also chairs the SANABEL network of microfinance institutions in Arab countries and serves on the board of Women’s World Banking and the AfriMAP Advisory Committee. His past leadership positions have included membership on the advisory board of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor and the Advisors Group for the U.N. Year of Microcredit 2005, vice-presidency of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights, and vice-secretary of the Espace Associatif for the promotion of civil society. He holds a degree in economics of development from the University Mohammed V in Rabat and an MBA equivalent from ISCAE (Institut Supérieur de Commerce et d’Administration des Entreprises) in Casablanca. He is a former victim of political repression, having been detained from 1977 to 1980 and disappeared from 1983 to 1984."