Mr. Mohamed Ali Habouha, appointed by HM King Mohammed VI as Governor of Berkane province, was born on January 13, 1962 in the province of Tan-Tan. He completed his graduate studies at the university of Ottawa where he obtained a double bachelor degree in management, public policy and political science. He also holds an MBA in Strategic Management and economic intelligence from the Paris School of Economic Warfare. He began his career in 1987 in the private sector as administrative director in a public works company before joining the office of exploitation of the ports in 1990. In 1997, he will leave this office to invest in the fisheries sector where he chaired the association of factories for the development of fishery products in Laayoune,and thus became a member of the Moroccan exporters association the ASMEX in 2002. Later on, Governor Habouha joined the Ministry of Interior in 2004 as Secretary General of the Central Administration and was transferred, in 2005, in the same capacity to the Cabinet of the Wali of Moroccan Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia-El Hamra Region. On March 1, 2010, he was appointed by HM the King Governor of the Province of Tarfaya and on November 26, 2010 as Governor of the District Prefecture of Sidi Bernoussi, Casablanca. Berkane owes Governor Habouha its international status and most of all the international Smart City Award and recognition it received in September 2022.