Mr. Driss Khrouz is an economist, former director of the National Library of Morocco (Bibliothèque Nationale du Maroc, BNRM). He was later director general of the Spirit of Fes Foundation and of the Sacred Music Festival. As an academic and as director of BNRM, he has always aimed at promoting culture in a political sense. After having considered applying to a School of Higher Management, Khrouz registered at the Faculty of Science in Rabat (BSc). Having trained in Economics, he taught at the Faculty of Law and Economics[h9] for many years. In addition, he was secretary general of GERM, Groupement d’études et de recherches sur la Méditerranée, a think tank focusing on the Mediterranean, and vice-president of the North-South Center of the European Council, in charge of the promotion of interdependence and dialog between cultures. Khrouz was also a member of the Board of the Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture (IRCAM), chaired the Steering Committee of the Anna Lindh Foundation (Morocco) and is a founding member of the «Sous le signe d’Ibn Rochd» association.