Fouad Abdelmoumni is a Moroccan human rights activist who has been actively involved in the civil society movement for democracy, good governance, and inclusive development in Africa over the last 35 years. During his youth, Fouad was a prisoner of conscience and disappeared "incommunicado" for 5 years under the regime of Hassan II in Morocco. Subsequently, Fouad was a founding member of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights and a partner of Amnesty International Morocco, and currently serves on an advisory board for Human Rights Watch. Fouad also has extensive experience in the field of inclusive development having pioneered microfinance in Morocco and the MENA region. Fouad helped to found and serve as CEO of Al Amana Microfinance for 13 years (500 clients, 2,100 staff), and subsequently managed rural micro-finance programs covering many African countries, West Africa in particular. Fouad currently serves as the chair of the Board of Transparency International Morocco.